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16 July–5 August 2023

Stanislava Pinchuk.The Wine Dark Sea, 2022.

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Steinbruch Untersberg

Teaching Language

What to bring
A sketchbook & drawing implements, sunscreen, and any tools or past works that you feel may be important to your project and process. Basic stone-working tools are provided. Each student is given an amount of stone with which to work, as well as being able to take inspiration and setting from the wider quarry.

No familiarity or previous experience with stone is required. Ideally, participants are comfortable with discussing and developing ideas, works and approaches in group situations. A comfort to live in a group, and capacity to be in a dusty quarry.

Maximum number of participants

Leon Hölzl

Participation Fee 
€ 860,– (reduced € 620,–)

What is it to be an anti/monument? Are monuments necessary, even though they so easily betray us? How do we deal with this weight of the past? How do we make new monuments? Do we make them at all? How do we keep them alive? How do we care for them?

The course aims to best express each student’s vision and artistic development in the sphere of anti/monumentalism and stone. Primarily, students will be working with the teacher and group in discussing, shaping and developing ideas and approaches throughout the three week period.
While technicians are available to develop work with carving stone itself, applicants are also encouraged to interpret monumentalism and the materials of the quarry in their own mediums; from photography, to film, dance, drawing and so on.

Students who are curious to learn new techniques, but also new ways if thinking - a preparedness to talk about our cities and landscapes, interrogate our histories and learn new methodologies of place-making.

Students in this course generally live and work in the former workers' houses on site. Everyday life in the quarry (cooking, cleaning, etc.) is organised by the students themselves. From Saturday evening, 15 July, simple dormitory accommodation is available in the quarry grounds for € 9.- per night. An invoice will be issued in advance.