BARBIS RUDER A - a three body problem

die angewandte, Atrium of the VZA 7
Nov 16 2021 to Nov 19 2021
Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7
Vienna 1030
Wednesday - Friday:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to Friday, November 19, 2021
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Inspired by the Gothic architecture of the Dominican Church in Krems (Austria), Barbis Ruder's new three-part work titled "A" negotiates the relationship of body to sculptural body (corpus) and its relation to architectural space.

A - Inscription

A video loop of the inscription of the body into architecture. in time to a vibrating A-string, the body moves along the edges of the space.

A - Choir

The choir "A" locates the note of the concert pitch "A" and the swinging into the note in a composition as a video work.

A - Instrument
The instrument "A" is a kinetic sculpture, consisting of a triangle, based on a roof truss and the technical skills and knowledge of architecture and carpentry. The bottom is rounded into a seesaw, a long pendulum holds the triangle at the top and reaches far into the sky. It is an instrument for body, mind and spirit that requires at least three people to play. One person sits at the base of the pendulum while the other two stand or climb on the edges. Together they set the tempo. They make the composition swing with and against each other, like a slowly swinging metronome. There are moments of tension between equilibrium and possible tipping moments of the construction.

The oscillation of the instrument can also be viewed via an augmented reality installation using a smartphone. The animated model shows the movement and extends the space with a digital component. The implementation of this installation is in cooperation with the Artificial Museum. The work will be visible online and in the atrium of the Angewandte during the exhibition.


The work will be set up and usable during Vienna Art Week from November 16-19 at the University of Applied Arts.
During the Open Sessions between 14:00 and 17:00 the public is invited to join in the movement.

Fri. Nov. 19, 5:00 p.m.
Performative and musical session with the construction choir collective.

on each day there are 30 minute slots to join available (limited contingent) please REGISTER

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