The CEFEC conference 2017 on 28 and 29 September 2017 in the Ursulinenhof Linz is both the reason and the location for the multi-part artistic-participative project by KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd: People Matter.

Photography, performance, and digital communication tools are used to make an inclusive group of people visible, who all have one thing in common: they work. They are young, old, employed, unemployed, in training, in school … and they have a personal interest in the developments of the world of work.

We invite you, attendees at the CEFEC conference, to join in an intensive awareness of and engagement with the subject of this additional contribution to the conference. Using analog and digital media, it deals with developments in the world of work.

To be viewed and experienced are:

Large-format photograph in the staircase of the Ursulinenhof

Staged portrait of workers, based on historical photographs.

Location: Quarzsande GmbH, Werk Eferding, Photo: Petra Moser

Silent Performance in the Conference Hall

They are simply there. The presence of thirty people, who are all affected by developments in the world of work, can be seen and felt in a silent performance.

Personal Statements (German/English) on Work 4.0 via QR Code

What does working mean to you? What is your impression of the discussion on Work 4.0? What do you expect from developments in the world of work?

A QR code is attached to the clothing of the performers. This QR code can be scanned using a smartphone app and leads directly to an Internet address, where you have access to statements and personal views from all the participants.

A postcard you can take with you to scan the QR code is included in your conference folder.

A short video offers insights into the process of the project. It will be screened during lunch break in the conference hall.

Idea/Concept: Susanne Blaimschein, Beate Rathmayr / KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd, pro mente OÖ


Suna Arslan-Kubecka, Barbara Atzlesberger, Nicole Bachleitner, Sabine Baumgartner, Johanna Bogengruber, Romana Desl, Ingrid Draxler, Eva-Maria Engel, Klara Fasching,Hanna Grestenberger, ERwin HACKL, Charles Kaltenbacher, Michaela Keita-Kornfehl, Magdalena Klepatsch, Elisabeth Kuchta, Dominik Leitner, Sophie Maureder, Alice Möschl, Anna Papai , Helga Riener, Christian Scharrer, Rosa Schwarz, Irene Seifriedsberger,Gertraud Sobotka, Lucia Steinegger, Rebecca Strasser-Kirchweger, Daniela Tilg, Erich Tomandl, Elitsa Velikova, Christopher Weiermann

We would like to thank all the participants, colleagues, and supporters for collaboration on this multi-part project.

Linz, September 2017