Writing you from the river, we give you a full report of our perfect adventure aboard an unforgettable event: Art Unanchored Festival.
Hallo zusammen! Writing you from the river, we give you a diary of our unforgettable adventure aboard the Art Unanchored festival of arts. With four different topics, Performance and Music, Exhibitions, Lectures and Cinema, we had conversations with the river crew and the boat art. Like we were expecting last week, we witnessed an amazing and unique event. Counting with the participation of 75 artists and around 150 people attending the event, we all smartly sailed off through the Danube, Saturday the 5th in the afternoon.
The first hours were filled with excitement all over, the kind of feeling we had as kids going on a school trip. In a poor attempt to describe the elusive atmosphere when entering the ship, we could easily compare it with a movie from the 80’s. The ship with its bright colored rugs, wood handrails, brass lamps, little doors and displayed machinery putted together with the art, gathered all sorts of feelings and expectations and put them running around.
“Metal Mangs” by Royl Culbertson
Full off little corners and getaways you could find your self having a beer at the deck or smoking a cigarette at the top of the boat.
Roland Adlassnigg drawing the skyline on the way from Vienna to Bratislava.
Picks Magazine did a wonderful job covering the event with its staff filming and photographing.
The art galleries were running on two different hallways and a bit all over the ship. There were also artists painting live and installations inside the small rooms meant for the ship crew.
Live painting by Tom Venning.
Amongst all the amazing artists that had their work featured, we point these ones out…
Gert Resinger (part of the organization team)
MUSIC & PERFORMANCE
Beyond the art gallery, there was a space in the front of the ship with a settled stage dedicated for the performances and musicians; taking a big role in the event. With the Danube as scenery and a perfectly planned line up, every hour was filled with an act matching the moment.
Kathi & Gold (hiphop / rap)
Pilot Jr. (indie rock)
Crazy Bitch in a Cave (experimental/pop/electro)
Pretty Pretty Pony (bass/synthie/guitar)
Ahoo Maher (performance)
Burlin Mud (performance)
COPY SHOP by Virgil Widrich
THE FIRST SEA by Clara Trischler
DANDY DUST by Hans Scheirl
HVIEZDA by Andrej Kolencik
SCHWITZEN by Daniela Praher Iris Blauensteiner
FAHRTWIND by Bernadette Weigel
ATTENTION, A LIFE IN EXTREMES by Sascha Köllnreitner
DANUBE FLOATING FREE by Dragan Simeunovic
Mag. Georgij Melnikov
Curator at AA Collections (Galaxy Art GmbH) who gathered a lot of experience in organizing exhibitions within his resident gallery as well as in off spaces. Additional he is very well connected to artists as well as curators and gallery owners not only national but also on an international level.
Bachelors of Arts Christian Johann Fries
Artist and consultant with a broad experience in organizing cultural events and sponsoring, national and international.
Upcoming young artist, who was already exhibited in MAK Vienna twice and won several art prizes. Well connected national and international.
Experienced in public relations and event management, organized for example the event series “Die langen Nächte der Menschenrechte” for the refugee project PROSA since 2012.
(You can drop them a line on firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enjoy the pictures as we did, dreaming with the next edition.