„TONSPUR 69: BJ Nilsen obenzwischenunten“

„TONSPUR 69: BJ Nilsen obenzwischenunten“

8-Kanal-Klangarbeit / 8-channel sound work
TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum 2016

Photo: Gasthaus zum Friedhof der Namenlosen. © BJ Nilsen



obenzwischenunten (abovebetweenunder) imagines a world where the dichotomy of ‘above’ and ‘below’ is blurred. It is a journey from the Viennese sewers to the Friedhof der Namenlosen, the ‘Cemetery of the Nameless’. “obenzwischenunten” explores what is below and how it relates to the above through the city’s sewage system. The almost invisible system of canals is itself a subterranean city — its 2300 kilometres of sewage canals burrow beneath Vienna and end up in Simmering, the main sewage treatment plant located at the city’s lowest point. Despite their obviously positive purpose of channelling rain, grey and wastewater, the previously nicknamed ‘Cholera channels’ are still associated with darkness and escapism.

LOCATION TONSPUR_passage, MQ Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien.

18 Apr–8 Jun 2016, 10 am–8 pm, admission free