Don’t forget to bring your swim fins, dive mask, scuba cylinders, and wet suit. No, we’re not going to the beach, we’re going to the park. Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake located in Styria, Austria. Though it’s pretty much your normal, crystal-clear, emerald-green hued lake, it does however, have one noteworthy attraction. The […]
So Austria just hosted the 16th World Bodypainting Festival with a huge turnout of over 29,000 curious onlookers as well as participants from 45 countries. Naturally, a number of enthusiasts creatively re-interpreted the theme ‘Planet Food’ as ‘Really, WTF?’. Here is indisputable evidence.
If you’re in the mood to see (or hear, rather) something amazing, this is the video for you. Austrian composer Peter Ablinger’s Speaking Piano project uses an ordinary piano to mimic the tones and inflections of the human voice, allowing listeners to understand the sounds as words. In the video, the piano keys are struck […]
All over Innsbruck, Austria, a mysterious man is taking photos with a lampshade on his head to, well, brighten your day. Who is he? Well, it’s not quite a Banksy mystery, but the mystery man is putting more on Facebook each week.
It had to happen one of these days. Residents of ‘Fucking’, the village in Austria that has traditionally been the most fun place in Europe to say, are voting this week on whether to change the name of the place to something less, erm, inflammatory after being the butt of ongoing pranks and jokes. We […]
Farewells tells the story of on old couple that found the key to eternal life by vivisecting special fluids from insects. The problem, however, is that one of the two always is in a sort of coma while the other one prepares the shot needed to extend life. This means they can stay alive separately, […]
Found at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains, the Green Lake in Austria is a bit of Autobot. In winter, it looks exactly like what it is: a county park. In spring, the park becomes a diving paradise as melted mountaintop snow runneth down the slopes and submerges the park entirely, with water levels reaching to as high as 10 metres. What a place.
A pyrographic portrait that had been signed by an artist, T.E.J, and dated 1884, presumably from Austria, now appears to reveal a hidden callipygian beauty. The female body was instantly conspicuous once I had uploaded a digital photograph of the entire portrait on my computer screen earlier last year.
Cerebra Electronica connects a visitor’s brain to the huge neon facade of the Ars Electronica Museum of the Future in Austria. Tiny electrical impulses generated by neurons will be amplified to connect the brain to the interactive facade of the AEC. Designed by Onur Sonmez, this exhibit is part of the Media Facades Festival Europe.
Maximilian Haidacher lives in Linz, Austria. In 2009 he received his B.A. in Photography and Graphic Design at the University of Arts in Linz. You can read an interview with Haidacher about his work on swoond.
You know what they say: some rides are fine enough to sleep in. Okay, so maybe no one says that but it is quite true in regards to Auto Residence, the car-house located in Salzburg, Austria. The crew at Stadtbaumeister have brought an architectural gem into this historic suburban town by building an eco-friendly, functional home that integrates both the art of architectural engineering with innovative design concepts.
Austrian artist collective geletin recently had an solo show at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo that consisted of an enormous rock garden installed to appear as if people were buried in it.
Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler’s latest series — Fake Holidays — is based around the theme of simulation. It’s been exhibited at Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt and will be released as a book later this year.
No, this is not a still from a Dr Who episode. It is, instead, the facade of the Wotruba Church, built between 1974 and 1976 and located in the beautiful Austrian suburb of Mauer, the 23rd district of Vienna. Now, if only all religious buildings were so damn adventurous. It would kinda make Christmas mass more enjoyable.