Halcyon Days, 2013 

intermediate interventions,  Martin Luther Church, Linz 

with Teresa Fellinger, Herwig Kerschner and Evalie Wagner

The term Halcyon Days comes from Greek Mythology and refers to seven days in Dezember around the winter solstice, when the sea remains completely calm. According to the tale about Alkyone and Ceyx by Ovid, the kingfishers nest at this time on the water which remains silent until the eggs have hatched. Methaporically, Halcyon Days stands for a nice, shortly tranquil and (perceived as) perfect time in the midst of turmoil.


All projects sponsored by: 

zip.rar, since 2013

sound art collective 

with Teresa Fellinger, Joseph Knierzinger, Philipp Köster, Johannes Muik, Kathrin Stumreich,

Norbert Unfug and Kerstin Wiesinger

photo: Galerie Schleifmühlgasse 12 - 14
photo: Galerie Schleifmühlgasse 12 - 14

An experiment by eight amateurs and dilettantes creating a colourful droney collage through an individually

improvised concert on self-made instruments. These instruments are mobile "bricolages", made of old ps2-

computerkeyboards, microcontrollers and speakers. 





Princess Palace, 2011

installation/art in public, Aspern, Vienna 

with Bernhard Weber

Part of the socio-cultural project "Seestadt Aspern" this mysterious shack was constructed of found materials. Concealed in rough terrain, it's hard to discover; it should serve as a kind of secret shrine. People who come there by chance can put artefacts or finds in it. 

htto:// meine.seestadt.info/princess-palace-von-bernahrd-weber-und-cornelia-dorfer/ 

{yet} -  with Teresa Fellinger and Evalie Wagner


2015, Ubik Space, Vienna 

The works from the exhibition {yet} arise from different directions and circle in a playful way to various forms of confrontation with fixed ideas plus the dualism of random events and the pursuit of perfection. 


To let oneself in when approaching the limits of controllability is not only an essential feature of artistic creative processes - it is also an indispensable human life-coping strategy. The results show up in art and everyday life, in small or large scale, incessantly. Often just the discrepancies let things appear charming and interesting. They can surprise, confuse, amaze and throw new lights on the familiar.

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