Plane Catcher/ Flugzeug-fallen
by Martin Breindl
AIR InSILo’s artist and curator Martin Breindl will present his project Plane Catcher, an installation consisting of fifty-five assemblages of model aeroplanes and irons and a video projection (shot and edited by Ksenia Yurkova), created between 2018 and 2021. Plane Catcher is an impulsive alphabet, a system of signs washed up from childhood, against the background of a higher law that brings art theory and practice into harmony. The whole series will be displayed for the first time, in the barn of the very house in which Martin grew up – and which is now AIR InSilo – putting all the debris of the past into order like after a plane crash.
open studio days and Emergency
During the Open Studio Days on 16-17th of October 2021, one can become a supporter of the Emergency Program of AIR InSILo by
• buying artwork from the residents: from the affordable prints to the original artwork (see the catalogues). 70% of the price goes to the artist, 30% to the maintenance of the AIR InSILo and the Emergency Program
• buying organic goods from the garden of AIR InSilo
• becoming a Patron of the Emergency Program
• inviting your friends and spreading the word
All Nonsense Cancels Itself
In AIR InSILo, the invited artist and writer Bernhard Kathan will work on his sound piece All Nonsense Cancels Itself, which will be presented during the Open Studio Days on 16-17 October. The piece is dedicated to Daniel Paul Schreber (1842 - 1911) who is considered the most prominent case in the history of psychiatry thanks to his book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. Among many others, Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Elias Canetti, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari occupied themselves with his bizarre imagery.
It is commonly thought that doctors are trying to understand the patients. Kathan reveals, that Schreber's story teaches us the opposite: in fact, the patients are required to understand the doctors who are treating them.
Kathan recontextualizes the Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, and by the means of sound and graphic art, reveals meaning in the chaotic. By refusing to see Schreber as a "case", just a madman, he points that the patient to facilitate his doctors was by purpose producing all the signs he was expected to.