WE DID NOT EXPECT THAT. Part 1/2017
“We Did Not Expect That” is a multi-part project about the relationship of humans, animals and other living creatures with one another.
The story that began in 2011 of seven over-sized cat-objects, which were variously adopted, now continues.
This first project section in 2017 centers around the cooperation between people with different experiences and approaches, which took place through forming and finding stories, building and “furring” new over-sized cat objects. Under the “sculptural” direction of the artist Ivan Petkov-Straschmir, the cat-designers developed new “different living creatures” from the styrofoam blocks over a period of three months and clothed them with fur patterns.
The workshop for this was the showroom, in which the new creatures are presented together with stories, photos and videos of their creation. Afterward the creators will pass them on for further adoption.
Parallel to this, a series of photographs has been started about the relationship of humans, animals, and other creatures. Here we invite you to have a portrait made with “your” animal/other creature and contribute new stories.
Photo: Reinhard Winkler
Thanks for the photo to: Annemarie Pils and Ramses, Susanne Blaimschein and Püpi, Denisa Doss and Jonny, Michaela Rameseder and Percy, Thomas Pichler and Bella, Ivan Petkov, Vera Dollanska, Eva Lindorfer and Helga Buchberger