Curator´s Tour Wake Words

FR, 01 10 2021; 5:00 pm

with Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Olena Newkryta and Marlies Pöschl from  The Golden Pixel Cooperative


“Inspired by forms of resistance that are made possible through processes of encoding and coding, or that can take place in linguistic spaces that are not accessible, permeable, or interpretable but opaque, the exhibited artworks embrace diverse aesthetic, political, and formal approaches in order to explore the potential of voices that remain unintelligible.”  (the curators)


With Wake Words, the collective The Golden Pixel Cooperative presents an extraordinary exhibition in Kunstraum Niederoesterreich: hearing, not seeing, is central in this project. The title refers to so-called “wake words” – words used to rouse someone from sleep or get someone’s attention. In the technological context, one can also speak of “activation commands”, which are used, for example, to call our smartphones out of standby mode. Many electronic devices listen in when their owners are speaking in order to be immediately available when they hear their special wake word, be it “Alexa” or “Siri”. At the same time, there is something inherently enchanting about such words; their power is reminiscent of magic phrases like “open sesame” or “abracadabra”. The exhibition Wake Words refers to the power of such invocations, which operate in a zone between dream and wakefulness.

On October, 1 you will have the opportunity to be guided through their exhibition Wake Words by Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Olena Newkryta and Marlies Pöschl from The Golden Pixel Cooperative.


The Golden Pixel Cooperative (GPC) is an association for moving images, arts, and media, active within both exhibition and cinema contexts. Our goal is to develop sustainable structures for the production, distribution, and presentation of moving image works by contemporary artists, and to facilitate exchange and support between artists. In 2021 The Golden Pixel Cooperative was awarded the Diagonale Prize for Innovative Cinema for their first joint film project.


Artists: Iris Blauensteiner & Rojin Sharafi, Enar de Dios Rodríguez, Eva Giolo, Nathalie Koger, Saadia Mirza, Joana Moll, Olena Newkryta & Nana Thurner, Pedro Oliveira, Bárbara Palomino Ruiz, Marlies Pöschl, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Lisa Truttmann & Behrouz Rae, Diana Vidrascu, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries und Katarina Zdjelar


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The "2,5-G rule" (PCR-tested, vaccinated, recovered) currently applies to our placement opportunities. This means you must have proof of a negative PCR test result, a completed vaccination, or confirmation that you have survived a COVID-19 infection.


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