For the Birds / Pour les oiseaux is an art project in public space with many contributors:
a social project that from June 11, 2019 will be display in the large tree population on the grounds of the socio-psychiatric hospital in Hollabrunn, which developed from the Sanatorium Gugging.
A group of international visual artists, writers, architects, and musicians who were invited by the artist Claudia Märzendorfer to participate, will create an aeronautic sculpture garden – an airborne Werkbundsiedlung. Their respective bird houses are individual contributions to a collective sculptural installation. An artistic reflection rather than a singular fixed structure.
To give visitors the chance to match names and contributions and to locate these, a map of the aeronautic sculpture garden will be available at the clinic to guide them around the premises.
The commissioners for this project are the Department for Art in Public Space of the Lower Austrian state government and the management of the Landesklinikum Hollabrunn.
A booklet accompanying this project will be published by the Art in Public Space department of Lower Austria.
Through July 2019, authors and contributions to this collective project will be presented here: www.forthebirds.at
Azra Akšamija / Dietmar Offenhuber, Dave Allen, Sam Auinger / katrinem, Miriam Bajtala, Udo Bohnenberger, Catrin Bolt, Ruth Cerha, Regula Dettwiler, Grete / Toni / Nicole, Maia Gusberti, Elektro Guzzi, Judith Fegerl, Anne Hardy, Rosa Hausleithner, Johannes Heuer, Edgar Honetschläger, Rudi Klein, Simona Koch / Susanne Schuda, kozek hörlonski, Lotte Lyon, Claudia Märzendorfer, M&S Architects – Uta Lambrette, Maja Osojnik, Kunstkollektiv RHIZOM, Peter Sandbichler, Hans Schabus, Toni Schmale / Wally Salner, Ferdinand Schmatz / Annelie Gahl, Ed Schnabl, Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Carsten Stabenow – tuned city, Andi Strauss, Sophie Thun, Viktoria Tremmel, Anita Witek, Werner Würtinger.
Abdul Sharif Baruwa, Andreas Fogarasi, Marie-Therese Harnoncourt, Kluckyland, Evelyn Loschy;
Along with the project a large brochure was developed.
The project was realized in a team with: Jeanette Pacher (Kuratorin Secession) ,
technic and installation in the garden: Andreas Strauss