In Kroatien ist die Bindu-Art-School eingeladen im Rahmen der Honeymoney Ausstellung von Werner Dornik, Bilder vom 24. 09. - 24. 10. 2015 in der Galerie Zuccato, Porec zu präsentieren.
Die Kuratorin Jerica Zieherl lud die Bindu Art School und Werner Dornik ein ihre Arbeite in der Galerie Zuccato zu presäntieren. Gezeigt wurden Malerein der Bindu Künstler, sowie fotografische Arbeiten und Filme von Werner Dornik. Darüberhinaus kreierte Danino Bozic eine neue Version der Transbindu Art Gallery, die im Rahmen des Workshops im Februar 2015 in Indien entstanden ist. Wir bedanken uns bei der Stadt Porec, bei Kulturminister Elio Stifanic, dem Galerie Manager Sebasjian Vojvoda, Jerica Ziherl, Danino Bozic, den Aufbaugehilfen und den interessierten Besuchern der Ausstellung.
Herzlichen Dank auch den Sponsoren und dem österreichischen Kulturforum Zagreb im besonderen Frau Drago Ema für die finanzielle Unterstützung.
EINLADUNG HONEYMONEY - ZUCCATO GALLERY - POREC - CROATIA
Weiters werden in dieser Ausstellung Dorniks Projekte: The Journey from technic to techno, If you go, you just go, und Honeymoney gezeigt.Folgend Beschreibungen der Projekte:THE JOURNEY FROM TECHNIC TO TECHNO
Katalog-Vorwort - Werner Drornik
The fascination for Indian stations was the starting point of this multi-media project seven years ago. People behind bars, machine-rhythms, calm, emotion, and the lively noise-background of the knots of spiritual and nervous currents, formed the basic elements of this imaginary journey. The travellers come from India, and accompany the search for the heart of the machine and the soul of technology.
The title refers to the additional sound-picture in the "Mother of Technology", which transforms water and fire into rhythms of rolled-over rails and speed, leads a dialogue with humanity, and in today's time-symbol Techno, which bores itself world-wide into the heads of our children, finds its cruel, cold end in its one-beat, heavy-as-a-rubberball bass-line.
With incredible speed, aided by technology at the end of the 2nd milennium, we are transforming, amongst other things, our world-wide nomadic origins into an unbelievable travel-explosion, and into an enormous economic factor, with the well-known and nevertheless impetuous drawbacks - rubbish, dirt, and the restriction of the environment.
Every day, on the Indian subcontinent alone, 11 million human beings, coming from completely different regions, classes, casts, and generations, are divided into second and first class travellers. Every day, 11.000 trains, travelling 62.000 kilometres, become “prisons”, and many of their passengers wait in the “frenzy” of the movement, to be released at one of the 7.000 railway stations.
In order to avoid any misunderstandings, it should perhaps be emphasized, that "The Journey from: Technic to: Techno", is not limited to India alone, but the explosive nature of this subject however, can maybe be represented better, using India as an example, with its current technology take-over, and the fast-growing gap between needs and wealth, than any other country in the world.
And just because a plough is for from being an atom bomb, we can neither condemn nor praise technology, but perhaps we should observe it as a means to gaining power, and recognise that it has become a giant, directionless, and no longer calculable monster, which has already destroyed much life, and threatens to carry on destroying pursue this destruction.
Werner Dornik, 1999Ausstellungen
Technisches MuseumVienna, Austria,
Centro Culturale de Lagos, Portugal
Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
The Itinerant Museum of Art, Basel Swiss,
Castle Parz, Grieskirchen, Austria
Railway Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Kunsthalle Steyr, Steyr, Austria
Art a & Culture Zapatta, Stutgart, Germany
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Indian Railwaymuseum, New Delhi, India
Gallery Aman, New Delhi India
Galerie Cold Store, Obertrum, Austria
Museu dos Transportes e Comunicacoes, Porto, Portugal
Lagerhalle, Dornbirn, AustriaIF YOU GO YOU JUST GO
Buch-Vorwort v Emil Werner Schulze
In front of me lie photographs; people look at me from distant worlds — people caught on the streets or in the dwellings of their poor Indian or Brazilian homelands, documented in a world of pictures. Poverty, misery and the illnesses of man and beast grieve the heart of the spectator. "You only see with your heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes." These words by the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry come to me.
In the summer of 1991 I met for the first time the man who had given me these photographs. I had known of him before through a dear friend. However, when I actually stood there in a self-constructed wooden house in the Austrian Sulzbach valley, the unlikely consequence of somebody living there with a young family and amidst friends, horses, cows, dog and green grass astonished me greatly. It is worth all the comfort and glamour of our modern technical lifestyle. This is taking place right beside Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut where the Gods stepped down from Olympus to bring luck to human beings. And now these photos; the logical consequence of Werner Dornik living at the edge of paradise lies in the directing of his eyes to the damned ones of our world. Looking into his ever questioning eyes, the One riding on a donkey blessing the people as a king until he had to carry the cross and was crucified comes to my mind. He, "who loves to sit in the beloved surroundings and listen to the silence", also wrote to me that he is often moving and lets "the waters of thought pass by beside him". What beautiful words!
However he is also a fighter! In his deply moving photographic documentation of 1982 "Third class Life — Think on It" (with text of the late Joe Wieser), he traces his motives with intellect and sensual creative power. He proves his willingness not only to observe, but to change. He believes in the love in the human being and in the possibilities that this love can be furthered by work. So again Werner Dornik is working selflessly on another book. It shall be finished at Christmas. I am sure that it will be "poetry with heart" again.
There is a poster hanging on the wall of my workroom at the high scholl. When I raise my head I face the back of an Indian girl in poor clothing. In plastic jewellery she ist standing on a wall — a witness of old Indian culture. Her head is slighty bowed as if she were listening to something. Her gaze is into the unknown distance. The photo and lettered poster advertise an exhibition entitled "India ri-Velata" which Werner Dornik displayed in the church Dell'Angelo in the Italian village of Bassano in August 1991. It contained a balance of past and even future works. With the ability to perceive and form his works Werner Dornik is both stimulator and terminator of his own thoughts.
In a letter he quotes the poet Hermann Hesse like a credo. He has not chosen this writer by accident as Hermann Hesse was also a painter, designer and illustrator of his own works: Our aim is to recognize each other and to learn to see and honour the other for what he is: the counterpart and completion of the other ....
People such as Werner Dornik and those working and living with him are necessary. I am very glad to be called their friend.
Halle an der Saale, in November 1991
Emil Werner Schulze
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MA of Philosophy and Aesthetics, born1927; working as a diploma illustrator and university lecturer at the High School for Art and Design, Burg Giebichenstein, Germany"HONEYMONEY"
"No Money, no Honey" is one of capitalism's famous slogans. In his exhibition "Honeymoney“, the Austrian multimedia artist Werner Dornik uses the image of the US dollar, the symbol of the capitalist system and the major global currency, to convey a powerful message.
While this coin of capitalism may produce 'growth' for some, the flipside is collapse for many, with increased poverty and the widening gap between rich and poor worldwide.
The 12 photo collages combine fragments of the conspicuous dollar note design and photographs of poor people to highlight the huge gap between wealth and poverty, as well as the strong connection between them.
In some photographs, Dornik has coloured human bodies blue, a symbolic colour often used for some of the divine images in India.
In finishing off the art work, Dornik covered his collages with gold-painted glass plates and mounted them in the ground in front of a Hindu Temple, an Islamic Mosque, and a Christian Church in Chennai.
In these places of worship, the gold was partially eroded by the feet of the believers who walked over the panels. This process was filmed and will be shown during the exhibition.
Throughout the world, gold is the standard by which economic value is measured, but it is also the most ambivalent of materials. It is used in spiritual rituals and has been the reason why people have gone to war.
For most religions and believers, helping poor people is paramount to their beliefs.
Dornik’s idea for this project was to create an artistic work with the participation of people from different religions who have more or less the same goal - to reduce poverty by acting out of pure love.
This show is intended to make people aware that this goal can only be achieved if all the different religions and their followers, as well as people who don't adhere to any particular faith, work together to overcome the immorality of capitalstim in order to reduce suffering on earth and give our children a more peaceful and equitable world that is free from poverty.Ausstellungen
Triveni Gallery, New Delhi, India
Apparao Gallery, Chennai, India
Gallery Artastation Kolmitzberg, Austria