ON SITE with Markus Jeschaunig
On the former pumping station »Herne-Königsgrube« arises Markus Jeschaunig’s new work for the Emscher Art Trail: The backfilled interior of the building serves as a foundation for a sculptural sculptural installation in which the materials of the pumping station are reused materials from the pumping station are reused and space is created for a new is created.
We cordially invite you to stroll with us to the pumping station and to learn more about the pumping station, its history, the pumping station, its history, the demolition, quarry forests in the Ruhr area and the work of art that is being created.
Pumping station »Herne-Königsgrube«
Sunday, 12.02.2023, Volkshaus Röhlinghausen
Am Alten Hof 28, 44651 Herne, Einlass ab 14:30
15:00 Walk (5min) to the pumping station
16:00 Talk with Dr. Barbara Darr (Holz und Wald NRW), Markus Jeschaunig (Artist), Britta Peters (Urbane Künste Ruhr), Ralf Piorr (local museum Unser Fritz) und Silke Wilts (Emschergenossenschaft) Moderation: Claudia Dichter
Admission is free.
Organised by Urbane Künste Ruhr.
Markus Jeschaunig, born 1982 in Graz, Austria, studied at the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz, the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul and the Vienna University of Technology. In 2012, he founded his own artistic practice under the title »Agency in Biosphere«. In 2012, he participated in the Change Course Conference organised by the Club of Rome in Winterthur. As a member of team.breathe.austria, he is co-author of »Breathe.Austria« – Austrian Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan.
Inspired by the forces and dynamics of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, Markus Jeschaunig’s works unfold in the field of tension between art, ecology, landscape, urbanism, technology as well as public space and activism. The project »Oase No. 8«, which Markus Jeschaunig realised in the old town of Graz in 2015, dealt prototypically with the visible use of unused energy in the city. For the temporary installation, the artist channelled the waste heat from two on-site freezing plants into a plastic bubble and created a tropical climate for growing exotic plants. In 2018, Markus Jeschaunig installed »The Weather Project«, a fountain in the sculpture park at the Haus am Waldsee, which used water mist to create a weather phenomenon over the lake.
Markus Jeschaunig lives and works in Graz and Premstätten, Austria.