STWST48x8 DEEP happened in Sept 2022: Dokumentation


Finally, yes: DEEP is the New Dark.

After Deep Politics, Deep Economy, Deep Industry or Deep Science, the new appropriation of depth continues.

Art and research are moving into the deep. We are mining and fracking our minds.
In DEEP we find not only Deep Learning, Mind or Data, but also Deep Fake, Deep Exploitation, a lot of contradictions and an archaic mixture of mud, Gaia, Meta, Weltgeist, pre-modernity, of wild thinking, dark mirrors and speculation.

In the irrational and epistemic states of the DEEP human and non-human actors, systems and dynamics from the past, present and future connect. And they often connect differently than our rational world would like to regulate.

The globe is visibly disconnected: nature broken, warlike conflicts, democracy in limbo, globalization crashing, consumption precarious, science drowned out, tech one-way-total, human maelstrom, autistic rage.

But still we want to be connected: With our devices, our data, nature, the world, others, every fucking thing in the universe, and in the end, ourselves.

STWST shows at Deep Open Mess between Disconnected and Connecting: analog machines, phosphorescent worlds, VR data journeys, NFP money, text destruction, discourse transformation, it spreads deep sound opera feeling, a nonbinary techno fantasia and more. Plus texts about geo engeneering, all-around totalitarianism, goldrush politics, self-fracking and mind-mining in STWST's newspaper Versorgerin.

The bodies think. The spirits feel. We are digging UNDER the deep understanding of the world.

With DEEP, the Stadtwerkstatt is hosting its 8th edition of the annual 48-hour non-stop showcase extravaganza in September 2022:
48 hours of genre-free art and critical production in the house's anti-white cube.


STWST48 is a 48 hours showcase-extravaganza in September. STWST48 invites international artists and also shows new art contexts developed in and around Stadtwerkstatt. With DEEP Stadtwerkstatt is doing it‘s 8th edition of the annual 48-hours-nonstop-showcase-extravaganza.
Start: Friday, 9th, 18:00. End: Sunday, 11th, 18:00.


Stadtwerkstatt is an artist-run space and has been an art, club and autonomous structure since 1979. In the context of new media and media art, the place has a history of meaningful projects since the 1980s, and did also since then cooperate with Ars Electronica. Nowadays Stadtwerkstatt is active in the areas of New Art Contexts, runs STWST Club and the Cafe Strom, STWST media channels such as the print Versorgerin and other art and discourse formats. In an ongoing practice of redefining art contexts, STWST is about positions that work between art, media, critique, music, underground and the intermingled spheres of STWST. All STWST. All current New Contexts projects. All previous projects since 1979.


STWST48x8 DEEP in cooperation with ARS ELECTRONICA
STWST48x8 DEEP in cooperation with APO-33, Arts Electronique, Numérique, Sonore
STWST48x8 DEEP in cooperation with MADLab, Media Arts & Design Research Lab
Project NEXT CLOUD ATELIERHOUSE and SELF HOSTING in cooperation with Netzkulturinitiative
Special Cooperation Project HAGAY DREAMING: An Elug Art Corner + Dimension Plus Production, Linz version with support of STWST.
STWST48x8 with support of LINZ AG: With many thanks for the sponsoring of CONTAINERS and TRANSPORT.


STWST48x8 is accompanied by numerous texts in the newspaper Versorgerin #135.
STWST48x8 is accompanied by Radio FRO, with contributions from 9-11 September.


STWST48x8 DEEP. 48 Hours Disconnected Connecting: Concept and Curation: Tanja Brandmayr, Jan-Nahuel Jenny, Felix Vierlinger. Projekt Hagay Dreaming and Curation Hagay Dreaming STWST Edition: Shu Lea Cheang. Radiotopia presentation: Franz Xaver. Curation Next Cloud Atelierhaus Residency: S( )fia Braga, Davide Bevilacqua, Matthias Pitscher for Curation Cafe Strom DJ-Line: Michaela Andrae/Mika Bankomat, Angelika Daphne Katzinger/Andaka. Redaktion Versorgerin: Tanja Brandmayr und Claus Harringer. Cooperation Radio FRO and Press: Tanja Brandmayr und Claus Harringer. Social Media: Paul Krackowizer. Graphics: Jan-Nahuel Jenny. Graphics Website: Michael Aschauer. Documentation Photo: Micha Gerersdorfer, Petra Moser. Documentation Video: Claudia Dworschak and “Die Frauen der STWST”. STWST CORE TEAM: Tanja Brandmayr, Jan-Nahuel Jenny, Franz Xaver, Felix Vierlinger, Claus Harringer, taro, Jörg Parnreiter, Paul Krackowizer, Lukas Claushues, Elke Singer, Claire Uwamahoro. Helping Hands: Micha Gerersdorfer, Elisabeth Schedlberger, Sandra Brandmayr, Raphael Dorninger. Deep Social Kitchen: Katja Mühlegger, Martin Gamsjäger and others.


STWST48x8 DEEP Artists: Mascha Illich, Sara Mlakar, Natalia Shepeleva, Gregor Göttfert, Florian Kofler, Michael Aschauer, Tanja Brandmayr, Felix Vierlinger, Jan Nahuel Jenny, Claus Harringer, Astrid Benzer, taro, Franz Xaver, Sylvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler, Philip Leitner, Fabi Borges, Margaretha Haughwout, Davide Bevilaqua und Onur Olgac (, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Ape Lee, Tuti, Johnny Geiger, Electric Ray, Krishan, Linsky Drop, Rosa Angora, Kaiserin Sissy, Alice, Rainer Fehlinger und Florian Graf (Egozero), Jenny Pickett und Julien Ottavi (APO33), Ybalferran/Blażej Kotowski, Daphne X, Diana Bogucka, Sara Trawöger / Abrupt, Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka, Rundfunkorchester. Hagay Dreaming Artists: Dondon Hounwn, aka_chang, Shan Shan Chen, Ibau, Tzuan Wu, Sayun Chang, Shih Min Szu, Apu’u Yakumangana, Tumun Buru, Umaw Nguzyok, Marang Kuwah, Pilaw Uraw und Temu Basaw. Hagay Fork Project Artists: Špela Petrič, Adriana Knouf. Next Cloud Atelierhaus Residency Artists: aaajiao, Cristina Cochior, eeefff, Danae Tapia, Mary Maggic. Involved in the exhibition 11 Gibling Editions with their respective Gibling Edition: Oona Valarie, Leo Schatzl, Deborah Sengl, Michael Aschauer, Judith Fegerl, Julius Deutschbauer, Eva Grün, Peter Weibel, OrtnerSchinko, Shu Lea Cheang, Franz Xaver. Sonic Connection Dj-Line Artists: Push Female DJ Network, Selena Pommes + Jens Vetter + Abu Gabi.


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STWST48x8 DEEP is a project by Stadtwerkstatt.
Stadtwerkstatt, Kirchengasse 4, A-4040 Linz/Urfahr
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