Sunday, 14. November 2010, 23:03 - 23:45, Ö1



„The Blue Frog Society walks to the moon“

by Barbara Holub and Bruno Pisek

in 5.1 Surround Sound

Voices: Anne Bennent, Dirk Nocker

Sound: Martin Leitner

Duration: 37:28


Aspern, on the northern periphery of Vienna, is the site of an enormous urban development project: according to the council’s and the developers’ plans, a former aerodrome will be transformed into a new town for 20.000 inhabitants by 2030.

The intermediate state of the area before construction works begin is the focus of Barbara Holub’s artistic interests. In a series of performative walks in the urban periphery, she has researched the area of Aspern and other situations of fringes and margins.

Can life be planned? With such longterm perspectives? What does it mean today – after the failed visions of modernity – to build a new city from scratch? Together with the sound artist Bruno Pisek, Barbara Holub created a sound walk based on the Aspern walks:

/ Walk on Urban Periphery 1, April 11, 2010
in the frame of Az W sonntags 230, with Max Rieder: again / against – a city which will never be built

/ Walk on Urban Periphery 2, June 20, 2010
with Gerald Straub: on Holes and the ones missing
(Performer: Noah Holtwiesche)
Interviews by Barbara Holub on: Voices from a future international city
with contributions by: Elnaz Bekham, Michael Claude, Stéphane Girault, Mehru Jaffer, Daria Kipinova, Emilia Lopez, Victoria Oscarsson, Louise Prinz, Aradhana Seth, students of Webster University, Vienna, and inhabitants of the House of Integration, Vienna
(Voices: Dirk Nocker, Sönke Schnitzer)

/ Walk on Urban Periphery 3, September 19, 2010
with contributions by: Irene Bittner, Barbara Imhof, Srdan Ivkovic, Bertram Weisshaar, Daniel Aschwanden

/ Walk on Urban Periphery 4, November 17, 2010
in the frame of Vienna Art Week 2010, with Georg Winter / S_A_R Team: Simple anticipatory basic exercises for improving the living conditions of the future residents
and Anne Bennent: „ The Drunken Boat“ by Arthur Rimbaud
(meet at 1pm at Hotel Intercontinental, register at

The Kunstradio piece The Blue Frog Society walks to the moon“ will be published on CD, accompanying Barbara Holub’s new book „found, set, appropriated" (Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010) beigelegt werden. Presentation: 30th November, 7pm, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Karlsplatz.

Special Thanks: Andrea Fränzel for Counter-Bass and sounds

Fotos by Barbara Holub, Gerald Straub, Georg Sturm, Elisabeth Zimmermann, Paul Rajakovics

Barbara Holub / transparadiso  
Seestadt Aspern