“We become with each other or not at all”
What would it mean to provide our bodies to the survival and needs of another species?
Hovering between distant curiosity and radical affection the Danube Transformation Agency for Agency (DTAFA) opened their bodies and hearts to a small Danubian bird species: the Little Ringed Plover.
For decades the Danubian river banks were shaped for the needs of humans alone. The loss of habitats made the birds’ population decline. By proposing to provide your body parts as breeding ground to the bird, DTAFA asks which role the individual could take in an age of man-made ecological change.
Put on some gravel, take a sip of the Bird Island Ice Tea and remain still as long as you can!
A series of physical and mental training units will give visitors a taste of what it takes to become an island and give all you have to a single bird species.
Danube Transformation Agency for Agency
(Solmaz Farhang, Alexandra Fruhstorfer, Ege Kökel, Lena Violetta Leitner, Andrea Palašti)
The Danube Transformation Agency for Agency (DTAFA) formed in 2020 as an international collective of five female artists and designers. DTAFA’s practices and projects move between ecology, technology and activism with the aim to explore and enable more equitable ways of living together.
Employing experimental interventions as a method, the agency aims to develop and provide tools for socio-ecological innovation. In 2022 DTAFA was awarded by Ö1 Reparatur der Zukunft.
|Artist||Danube Transformation Agency for Agency (DTAFA)|
|Exhibition||HOW TO BECOME AN ISLAND?|
|Place / venue||Q21 Schauraum, MuseumsQuartier Wien|
|Dates||14.4. - 16.5.2023|
|Curated by||Ruth Schnell, Tommy Schneider|
|Photos||Sarah Franzl and some video stills by DTAFA|
|Index||Danube Transformation Agency for Agency DTAFA MuseumsQuartier Wien Q21 Schauraum Ruth Schnell Sarah Franzl Tommy Schneider|