1999: Leo Schatzl

The work Leo Schatzl created during UMAS's seventh annual residency reflected the interdisciplinary nature of his art. It included computer drawings, a photomontage, multimedia installation and two metal sculptures. The drawings depicted abstract objects, rendered as red and blue lines that appeared three dimensional when viewed with special glasses. The installation included a large wooden frame supporting a pink rubber ball mounted just above head level. Viewers were encouraged to jump and hit the ball with their heads, triggering a flash and the click of a super-8 camera. Schatzl plans to create an experimental film based on these hundreds of images of people suspended in mid-air.

The two sculptures made of cast iron had springs and were controlled by a motor. One was wall mounted and the vibrating motion of the sculpture was triggered by a foot pedal the viewer had to step on to start the motor. The second sculpture was suspended between the ceiling and floor with springs and the motion created by a motor gave the impression of dancing metal. Visitors felt so stimulated by the swinging movement of the piece that they started dancing to the rhythm of the vibration device.

2007 Patrick McMahon
2005 Alien Productions
2005 Claudia Klucaric
2004 Eva Wohlgemuth
2003 Renate Kordon
2003 Sara Hartland-Rowe
2002 Iris Andraschek and Hubert Lobnig
2001 Katherine Knight
2001 Doris Jauk-Hinz
2000 Gertrude Moser-Wagner
1999 Leo Schatzl
1998 Fuchs-Eckermann
1997 Gerda Lampalzer & Manfred Oppermann
1996 Anna Steininger
1996 Juha and Sami Van Ingen, Mikko Maasalo, Denise Ziegler
1995 Gundi Berghold
1994 PRINZGAU/podgorschek
1993 Andrea van der Straeten & Jochen Traar