START: Fri, 9. Sept, 18:00
END: Sun, 11. Sept, 18:00

Finally, yes: DEEP is the New Dark.

After Deep Politics, Deep Economy, Deep Industry or Deep Science, the new appropriation of depth continues.

Art and research are moving into the deep. We are mining and fracking our minds.
In DEEP we find not only Deep Learning, Mind or Data, but also Deep Fake, Deep Exploitation, a lot of contradictions and an archaic mixture of mud, Gaia, Meta, Weltgeist, pre-modernity, of wild thinking, dark mirrors and speculation.

In the irrational and epistemic states of the DEEP human and non-human actors, systems and dynamics from the past, present and future connect. And they often connect differently than our rational world would like to regulate.

The globe is visibly disconnected: nature broken, warlike conflicts, democracy in limbo, globalization crashing, consumption precarious, science drowned out, tech one-way-total, human maelstrom, autistic rage.

But still we want to be connected: With our devices, our data, nature, the world, others, every fucking thing in the universe, and in the end, 

STWST shows at Deep Open Mess between Disconnected and Connecting: analog machines, phosphorescent worlds, a VR data journey, NFP money, text destruction, discourse transformation, it spreads deep sound opera feeling, a nonbinary techno fantasia and more. Plus texts about geo engeneering, all-around totalitarianism, goldrush politics, self-fracking and mind-mining here in STWST‘s newspaper Versorgerin.

With DEEP, the Stadtwerkstatt is hosting its 8th edition of the annual 48-hour non-stop showcase extravaganza in September 2022: 
48 hours of genre-free art and critical production in the house‘s anti-white cube.



… gone off to the Deep End.      


Mascha Illich, Natalia Shepeleva, Sara Mlakar
Audiovisual Installation / Performance

House Gap / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 - 08:00) 
Sound performance at the installation: Ground floor / Sun, 15:00 

i have an analog camera around my neck. the guide in the bus shows us the geiger counter. the zone is gray. there are controls, especially when leaving the zone.


Gregor Göttfert , Florian Kofler
Interactive / contemplative installation

Basement / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00)

Sphere is an interactive installation in which a sparkling sphere seems to float.


 ƒ!№, oibυɒǝɈυm
Generative Void
Frequential Tremors

Basement / Continuous (except night hours 01:00 - 08:00) 

Ancient Greek myths placed chaos, the void, at the beginning of the creation of the world.


Tanja Brandmayr 
Ich häng mir die Welt um
4 Text Panels & SF-Exploitation on the Net

Basement Door, Basement Stairs / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00) 

A short SF narrative of the departure from Earth and the failure of terra-forming on the new planet.


The Lib
No Discourse Lib(retto) Installation 

Workshop space / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00) 

The lib(retto) is transformed and deformed into Deep Sound Opera, here the text of the world is destroyed.


Michael Aschauer
The Coupled Data Intercomparison Extended Reality Roller Coaster 
WebXR / VR Dataset Experience

1. Floor/ Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00)
VR Datenrollercoaster Demo (Artist present) Fr, 18.30 h (during the opening) 

Roller coasters are the showcase demo of VR-experiences. This one sets you up for a ride along real datasets: C02 contrentation, Bitcoin price etc.


Voyager 2.1 - Announcing the Third Intergalactic Commune
multi-stellar-inter-species-workers-union (MSISWU)

hybrid - online - onsite - website

MSISWU invites interstellar workers of all species to the Third Intergalactic Commune to end the terra-de-formation of Earth.



… with the Disconnected Everything.


Marinos Koutsomichalis 
A Reductionist Speculative Infra-Instrument

1. Floor / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00)

A reductionist speculative infra-instrument. Sentience transmits a particular message in Morse code, transliterating poetry to embodied rhythm.


Tanja Brandmayr 
Nik, the Sleeper
SF Exploitation / Performative Installation

1. Floor/ Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00)

A fragmentary perceptual space and body that combines pulsed textual content, diffuse imagery, states of self-forgetfulness, alienating afterglow effects, reduced movement. A connected unconsiousness and observing postglow of mind-mining and self-fracking. 



… with Locus Lux Ludens.


entitate luzitransis [№ I+II]
light is the law = darkness under will

1. Floor foyer / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00)

trans/illuminating/radiant : light-eater/lightbearer


Astrid Benzer 
Luminophorium, Prototype 1.0 
Light Sculpture / Light Installation

1. Floor Foyer / Continuous (except night hours from 01:00 – 08:00) 

Twelve light sticks are arranged in a darkened eight-cubic-metre room. They are switched on and off by using control units. Phosphorescent covers connect the light sticks to a spatial structure.



… in the Deep Pockets.


Franz XAVER 
Gibling as NFP
Activating and Exchanging Non Fungible Pictures / Exhibition

Activating and Exchanging Non Fungible Pictures: STWST Entrance Area / Fri, 18:00
Gibling as NFP Exhibition: STWST Entrance Area / Continuous 

This year, the 11th edition of the Gibling was designed as an NFP. NFP means ‚Non Fungible Picture‘. This refers to non-interchangeable, unique images.


11 Gibling Artists 
11 Gibling Edition
Community Currency Exhibition

Cafe Strom / Continuously during Cafe Strom opening hours, 14:00 - 04:00 

Art as currency. Currency as art. All Gibling editions from 2012 to 2022 will be exhibited at Cafe Strom. 



… from the Lost Source.


Next Cloud Atelierhaus 
Producing art 100% of my computer time
Online Recidency Program

1. Floor Foyer & / Continuous

The Next Cloud Atelierhaus is a one-month online residencies program hosted in the cloud, in which 5 invited artists will have access to the infrastructure.


Davide Bevilacqua & Onur Olgaç 
Challenging Workflows & Exploring Self-Hosting
Conversation / Exploring

Conversation: Challenging Workflows & Exploring Self-Hosting: 1. Floor Foyer / Sat, 11:00 -13:00 Uhr
Exhibited Self-Hosting Server: Ground Floor / Continuous 

Criticizing mainstream platform and rethinking the web means addressing and unpacking; it requires appropriating and shaping deeper layers in the network in order to provide reliable and independent tools for artists and activists.


… and the Open Electromagnetic Space.


Franz XAVER, Silvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler and Guests 
minus delta t‘ and the Red Thread of Media Art
Experiment, Critique and Conversation

Ship Eleonore / Sun, 10:00 - 14:00
Meeting point for the boat shuttle: STWST entrance area 

minus delta t‘ - An experimental setup in electromagnetic space - time dilation, other galaxies and the role of observer status in the information society. Plus critique and conversation.


Shu Lea Cheang, Adriana Knouf, Franz XAVER 
A Transmission of Spectrum Takeover / Fotos, Review, Short Presentation and Talk.

Ö1 Kunstradio: Sun,  11. Sept, 23:00
Sun, 10:00 – 14:00 / Ship Eleonore, Meeting point: In front of STWST 

RADIOTOPIA - A REHEARSAL OF SPECTRUM TAKEOVER as a review of 4 day CAMP RADIO STUBNITZ gathered artists who manifest new ways of engaging with the EM spectrum.


… from the Deep Forest.


Shu Lea Cheang, Dondon Hounwn 
A Techno Fantasia Guided Theatre of Revival

Fr, 18:00 - Sun, 18:00 / STWST Maindeck

A hunter lost in the forest meets a group of gender fluid Hagay who transmit the knowledge of rituals, hunting and weaving to the hunter. The hunter returns to the tribe and continues sharing their wisdom.


Špela Petrič 
Multiplication of Hagay
Workshop-Station and Forest Walk / Forking Hagay Dreaming

Workshop Station: Maindeck / Continuous

Phytocracy anarchetypes resonate and fork into Hagay Dreaming so that the two fictions refract with the creatures of the forest floor.


Adriana Knouf 
Ritucols for Gender Transformation 
A Ritucol Workshop Station / Forking Hagay Dreaming

Workshop Station: Maindeck / Continouous

This project would develop so called »ritucols« surrounding the living beings that help us experience hormonal gender transition. 


... and presented works, sounds, insights into the program.

Get Connected to Radio FRO - FRIDAY, 9. Sept:

17:00–18:00 h:  Production Diary/Making of/Preview
22:00-24:00 h:  Versorgerin texts about STWST48x8 projects
00:00–07:00 h:  Deep Sound Opera + Sounds from Workshop & Basement

Get Connected to Radio FRO - SATURDAY, 10. Sept:

13:00–15:00 h:  Versorgerin texts about STWST48x8 projects
15:00–17:00 h:  Hagay-Dreaming Deep Dive
19:00-21:00 h:  Versorgerin texts about STWST48x8 projects
23:00-07:00 h:  Deep Sound Opera + Sounds from Workshop & Basement

Get Connected to Radio FRO - SUNDAY, 11. Sept:

15:00-17:00 h:  Versorgerin texts about STWST48x8 projects



CORE STWST: DEEP is the New Dark.
Dis-Connecting-A-Draw: We dig into the Deep Understanding.
Inofficial Festival Claim: SERIOUS DEEP SHIT.
Definitely Dis: We mine and frack our minds.
In the name of Con: Welcome to the Anti-White-Cube.
STWST invites to a Guided Tour
The artist-run STWST is also in 2022 …… under the directive of New Art Contexts and autonomous structures.

The whole programm as schedule: