1. Dachstein CULT


Dachstein CULT Award

Living Culture

Artist in residence

May 2009, Dachstein Glaciers, Austria

Supported by: Dachstein Planai Bahnen, Salinen Austria AG

Fotos: KATRINAMURI, Elke Platzer


The Dachstein is one of the highest mountains in the Austrian Alps and  part of the Salzkammergut.

"Human activity in the magnificent natural landscape of the Salzkammergut began in prehistoric times, with the salt deposits being exploited as early as the 2nd millennium B.C. " (world heritage site 1997)

Today tourism, forest industries, farming are the main sources of income in the area with saltmining still existing but it is is today relatively minor contributor to the local economy.

Originatly I had the idea of bringing two tons of salt to the top of the mountain and let it slowly sink in,

melt the ice of the glaciers and feed then the salt springs down in the valley.

For environmental reasons this was not allowed.

Works implemented on Hunerkogel, 2800mAA

Betttisch, sculpture/installation

Driving home, performance

Preserving Nature, performance/installation

And the wife, why doesn't she have a name?, sculpture

FF, sculpture