A.I.R @ Station: Eleonore Linz

Lab: Shu Lea Cheang

1. June 2013 to 15. June 2013
Accidentally the wind blows downstream along the Danube river. Purposedly, we make exchange of home harvested seeds, fertile with accountable tales of origins and voyages. This residency ACCIDENTAL LANDING at Eleonore proposes a pumpkin field afloat the Darube. As an expanded field, a patent-free zone, a refuge for seeds underground, we grow pumpkin patches with seeds transmitted by wind, by water,  by birds, by bees and by good will beings.

Proposed activities

  1.  devise floats and automatic water system for pumpkin field
  2.  hold an underground seeds party.
  3.  start a mobile composter system on Eleonore.


Scheduled dates
June 1 - June 15, 2013

Seeds Underground Party Wed 12 of June 2013, Eleonore, Am Winterhafen, Linz, 6.30-9 pm

Shu Lea Cheang (USA/France)
Artist. conceptualist. filmmaker. networker. She constructs networked installation and multi-player performance in collective mode. She drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenario and artwork imagination.

Artist's CV

Updates: http://accidental-landing.mobi and http://seedsunderground.net


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:35 Sandra Krampelhuber

Seeds Underground Party

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 18:24 Armin Medosch

Office of Experiments - Neal White

21. June 2013 to 30. June 2013

Research in the Expanded Field

Eleonore Residency. Neal White on behalf of Office of Experiments

Our research on board the Eleoneore will focus on the Office of Experiments operation in an expanded field of research and in particular, Deep Time. The research will address how the social imaginary shapes and responds to chance and natural contingency in the context of Deep Time. In particular, how in recent times through fear and suspicion of humanity’s own power, real or imagined, we have been engaged in the development of new infrastructures to mitigate against global destructive phenomena such as weapons of mass destruction and climate change.

We would like to examine how the Eleonore itself provides a context for speculative projects, potentially as part of a network of mobile field stations and platforms. Along with the Space On Earth Station that we built with N55 in 2006, or FUtility, construted at Center for Land Use Interpretation [CLUI] in Utah in 2008-2010 (that we will bring), we will reflect on the work and legacy of Eleonore and other similar projects. We will consider also how such field-based activities are often originated within collective agencies, from CLUI to London Fieldworks, Makrolab, Spurse and the Friends of the Pleistocene. What do such collective art and research projects, mobile field stations and infrastructures tell us about how artists are developing new instruments, experiments and engaged critical communities in the expanded field? How do they engage with key materials from arts recent history, in Land Art and social engagement and then with new applications of technology, to address question such as Deep Time?

Given our own experiences in the field, both urban and remote, our specific questions are whether; 1) we can develop an implement a new model that combines participatory experimentation in the field for collecting data, and 2) how existing projects which utilise field based and socially engaged approaches can be networked into large scale arrays . In this respect we refer to arrays of data which are fundamentally positioned as open-access, but also the generation of interpretative materials that might lead to speculative cartographies, collections and databases. We want to investigate what is needed to move from micro to macro aesthetics, developing experimental, yet critical responses, as large-scale infrastructures.

Website Office of Experiments


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A report from the Field: Data flows and the open field.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 09:17 Neal White

Lab: Hayley Newman

19. August 2013 to 1. September 2013

Apart from enjoying the general soothing ambience of living in a boat on the river in the summer, my time on Eleanore will be spent reading, thinking, sketching and imagining two new connected works; a novel about economics and ecology and an artwork work for an exhibition titled ‘Field’. I have a hunch that I would like to understand more about soil, though given the context it may be just as possible that I look at water. Both are important components of any ecosystem. I hope that living on water will stir dreams of nature and help me nurture the fragile creative beginnings of these two new works.

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Elfie und Eleonore (für Heidi) by Hayley Newman

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:14 Sandra Krampelhuber


Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 16:19 Franz Xaver

Fieldworks Residency - Hayley Newman

Monday, February 11, 2013 - 09:53 Armin Medosch