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Heru Agus - the plant (r)evolution

Plants are the basis of human life. The story goes, the first living organism, a blue-green algae,
appeared over 3,000 million years ago. Before the plants appeared, the Mother Earth was unlivable
for humans and other beings who needed oxygen. The Earth was full of carbon dioxide.
Then, these plants evolved through photosynthesis. Slowly over several million years,
they cleaned the atmosphere and filled the Earth with oxygen.

Austrian Films +1 at the Beijing “New Youth” Film Festival

The Beijing “New Youth” Film Festival was created in the belief that the Chinese independent cinema movement, only 20-year-old as it is, has demonstrated in all respects the spirit of youth, youthfulness being not a physical condition but a state of mind—one could as well be young and trite, or advanced in years yet progressive.

BEIJING NEW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL & ASAP present 9+ Austrian Films from September 9th -18th

Austria Is Where You Are and Wherever You Are There Can Be China
9 Austrian movies +1, a selection by Karel Dudesek and Sarah Linder

The foreigner is not necessarily an enemy, the local and the foreigner can become friends and it is no necessity that the local’s or the foreigner’s intention is to cheat each other.

Chuen Men 串门儿 - exhibition 2011 798, Beijing

"chuan men" - "Visit your Friend’s House"

Andrea Witzmann - Beijing Punches

TUE 29.12.2009 OS0063 2FC7OU W 20:15 12:50 Vienna - Beijing
WED 30.12.2009 Chrystal Bell and Jenny Lou were awaiting us, Yuan withdrawal, arriving in Beigao, Feijacun, shower and sleep.
THUR 31.12.2009 Fireworks, waltz and Taittinger twin pack on New Year’s Eve in the studio.
FRI 01.01.2010 Heavy snowfalls, no orientation, taking cabs to every place we wanted to go, even when it was just around the corner.

Winkler Sylvia & Koeperl Stephan - Medicare & Xiao Wu

Since 1997 we are working together as an artist couple in the field of “urban interventions” which we are realizing in various places around the globe. Our projects usually develop from observations in public space and are elaborated site specifically.

The process of planning, implementing and mediating our projects provides us an unique insight into the individual areas and communities. It makes us getting involved into the everyday life of the spot and its inhabitants, which is an important part of our practice.

Uebermorgen - Chinese Gold

In China there are over 2000 Online-Gaming Workshops that hire people (over 500.000) to play online games such as World of Warcraft (WoW) day and night. The gaming workers produce in-game currency, equipments, and whole characters that are sold to American and European Gamers via Ebay. These people are called „Chinese Gold Farmers”. The future is now!


Maria Tupay Duque

From a Moravian summer

August 1981

In a few days I am going to take a plane to China.
I have a one-way ticket, to Moscow, then to Beijing.

I have no imagination, no idea what China would be like.

MADE IN CHINA was yet unknown.

It was more than just a far away, closed country.
Rather a place of some kind of mysterious longing.
I recall these distant summer afternoons, with their light, the soft colors, which were like music to me.