Meta Grgurevič’s artistic works often consist of functioning mechanisms and kinetic models. The piece “Triptych Clocks” (2015) that is part of her current exhibition “Impossible Machines” consists of a 3-part kinetic sculpture, which turns clock mechanisms into resonating sound objects. As part of this exhibition talk, the master watchmaker Simon Ickinger from Graz will visit us at Künstlerhaus to provide us with insights into his craft and profession. Grgurevič’s poetic-kinetic scenographies represent the starting point for this talk about the fascination on measuring time.
The format “Aspects” conveys insights into specific topics of our current exhibitions. For this purpose, we invite specialists from different fields, who will enable new perspectives on the artworks on display, in dialogue with the team of the Künstlerhaus.
Simon Ickinger (*1978 Graz, lives in Graz) studied plastics technology at the Montan-University Leoben and has worked in the field of medicine technology as a developer for blood analysis devices for 7 years. In a second course of education he learned the craft of watchmaking at a traditional master watchmaker in Graz. In 2018, he started his own business after finishing his education. To him, his company is a crossing point, at which he would like to merge essential elements from the traditional trade with new technology.