What is Mapping the Unseen?

Mapping the Unseen is an artistic research project, which will be realised in four countries: Croatia, Iran, Bangladesh and Austria. It constitutes of artistic interventions on unseen, hidden topics - topics that are not discussed in public by the mainstream society. These interventions will be shown in the respective cities for several days during the space of one week and are accessible to the public and include installationes, theatres and shows as well as discussions. The issues of the implementations result from the participation of several art groups and performers and lead to a transcultural space that can be used in an active way. 

The project strives for a programmatic visual and discursive treatment of a chosen topic, which would have been identified and selected by participating art groups. Following this, parts of the project will be invited to Austria to enable an intercultural dialogue questioning the relevance of the topic there. The connection between the two countries is a person who lived in both cities. This is called the analog Mapping in the project.

In the last step, a virtual web-based room will be developed. Through this virtual Mapping, an artistic artefact that relates directly to the chosen topic is created.

Mapping the Unseen tries to answer the questions, how it is possible to create a dialogue and make visible both the unspoken and unseen through artistic research. The research is defined through two phases, the action phase and the reflection phase. The project is designed to raise and address ethical issues in contemporary society. Additionally it deals with motives and biographical aspects surrounding migration.

Mapping the Unseen is based on the format of schau.Räume, in particular on schau.Räume_global.


It is funded  by

FWF Austrian Science Fund, KWF Carinthian Economic Promotion Fund, Land Carinthia

Supported and hosted by University Klagenfurt and show.Rooms