48h FRI 17:00 – SUN 17:00 // RIVERBANK

Dju Dju, a social sculpture, has a spectrum of interpretations ranging from luck/fortune/energy to plants which grow intermittently in the wild or as “my little cabbage”. In this materiality, it is an airy, interactive, living organism while being an intervention in open space. Its form and function follow a complex logic but also are interwoven as reminder of basic sustainable social practices. Raised at the riverbank by the Danube, the installation-gastronomie-cultural hub escapes a standard definition or protocol. Initiated by Stefanie Farkashazy, Roland von Schmidt, Robinson Stärk, andJosseline Black, it hosts multi-faceted discourse and a series of local and international artistic residencies.

It is temporary in its incarnation but hopefully the impact will linger. Consequently, this space as an ephemeral one raises the question of how “the invisible” manifests, takes shape, and returns to mystery. So too, Dju Dju is a source of potential and perpetuates an almost primitive reverie. In the words of Gaston Bachelard “If we remain at the heart of the image under consideration, we have the impression that, by staying in the motionlessness of its shell, the creature is preparing temporal explosions, not to say whirlwinds, of being.”