// architecture + scenography + research  


mixed media installation 
together with Mira König
& the support of the

Vienna, July 2020


In the summer 2020, the ArtSocialSpace BRUNNENPASSAGE not being able to
host its regular events due to covid regulations, invited artists to use the space for
one week. Mira König and Eleni Palles spent five very hot July days there, putting
together objects, sounds and light into a spatial essay.

"Central to our creative practice as scenographers is the staging of transient worlds.
We work with the ephemeral and the immersive and this proposal draws from the
hybrid character of our discipline. Liminal states have been a recurring theme and
common interest in our artistic work and with this collaboration we want to further
investigate their translation into temporary environments."

The work was inspired by Dan Fox’s book ‘Limbo’, a literary essay that put
everything we were experiencing during the lockdown in words. We were indeed
stuck in limbo: our interiors had become awkward waiting rooms while the exterior
lay in paralysis.This installation is about displaced art fragments coming together
in a new context and merge as a temporary emergency into yet another limbo
layer. Objects and sounds from previous projects supplemented by demolition
debris, all estranged from their original function, compose a spatial collage that
explores new relationships and the degrees of freedom that this limbo allows.
The fragments lie there out of context (in limbo), they are detracted from their
temporality and placed in a timeless space.

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