Solar Habitat

Exhibition and Symposium
12/13 June 2021
curated by Kathrin Stumreich hosted by Symposion Lindabrunn  

From 12th  to 13th of June 2021,  artistic, experimental and scientific positions sharpen the view of solar interpretations within the current climate discourse at the location of Symposion Lindabrunn.

Inspired by Nikola Tesla's vision, which he described as early as 1900:

"It is our duty to coming generations to leave this store of energy intact for them, or at least not to touch it until we shall have perfected processes for burning coal more efficiently. We should be able to manufacture the iron we require by using the sun`s energy; without wasting any coal at all ". The majority of current reporting on solar is related to technical innovations, carbon balances and statistical data. In contrast, Solar Habitat is dedicated to the discourse of opposing poles in order to generate new input and new knowledge in the current ecological debate.


Exhibition Marianne Ertl (Heinz von Förster Archive) and Dirk Baecker in collaboration with CSUI,

Gottfried Haider, Barbara Anna Husar, Pepa Ivanova, Chris Janka, Joseph Knierzinger,

Christian Kosmas Mayer,  Anna Mitterer, Gerburg Neunteufl Pipina Schickaneder, Leo Peschta,

Sarah Rechberger,  Liddy Scheffknecht,  Benjamin Tomasi, Arsene Vukov

Symposium Michael Braito, Kris De Decker, Judith Fegerl, Edgar Honetschläger,

Bernd Kräftner, Pepa Ivanova, Luisa Paumann

Saturday, 12.6. Exhibition and Symposium

Location: Symposion Lindabrunn


12:00 - 22.00  Opening hours exhibition

13:30  CSUI Kickoff

14:00  Judith Fegerl, Artist Talk

          "setting the sun"

15:00 Curatorial Tour i. t. p. of the artists

17:00 Kris De Decker

          (Journalist and Founder Lowtech Magazine)

          Talk(en): How (not) to build a solar powered internet

18:00  Michael Braito (Scientist, Univ. f. Bodenkultur)

           Bernd Kräftner (Research Center for Shared Incompetence)

           Talk: Umweltsoziologie und künstlerische Forschung

19:30   Barbara Anna Husar   

            Social Sculpture Das Ei der Corona


Sunday, 13.6. Exhibition and Symposium


12:00 - 19:00  Opening hours exhibition

13:15  Luisa Paumann (Architect, Author, Meditation Trainer)

          Talk: Biophotons - the glimmer of life

          Exercise:  Introduction to Lightmeditation

14:30 Edgar Honetschläger 

           Talk and Discussion (via zoom in Lindabrunn)

          go bugs go and more

15:30  Pepa Ivanova, Artist talk


16.30  Curatorial Tour



Please register for the Symposium/ the curatorial tour :

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