Post-it to Post It: 2020–2030


  • 8.—12. September


    Loops of Wisdom Exhibition

    COLOR-MOVEMENT-SOUND - Hauptplatz 6
    Crafting Futures Lab - Hauptplatz 8
    FLUT Freiluft, Hauptplatz 8, Hauptplatz 6
    Haptic Experience - Hauptplatz 6
    Infinite Nows - Splace am Hauptplatz
    Interface Cult - Hauptplatz 8
    Metamorphosis - Hauptplatz 6, Strafsachengalerie
    Play with Pixels - Hauptplatz 8
    Post-Covid Fictions - Hauptplatz
    Post-it to Post-it: 2020-2030
    Shaping the Future, Hauptplatz 6
    Time-based and Interactive Media Arts - Hauptplatz 6, Hauptplatz 8, Strafsachengalerie

In April 2020, when Austria first began its lockdown due to the pandemic and the university immediately switched to distance learning, Xian Zheng created the Post-it to Post It workshop. Every Friday in April, students submit five post-it-sized diary drawings, which are uploaded to an online gallery on Pinterest. The mini-sized drawing paper recycles daily waste paper and distracts from the trouble of not being able to go shopping. The process of drawing forms a dialogue and meditation with oneself, and establishes communication with others via the online window. Changes can be seen in the weekly drawings, which capture the course of the pandemic and people’s lives. The workshop was held again in April 2021, resulting in more than 1,000 diary drawings by more than 70 students over the past two years, forming a precious documentation of the changes in people’s lives during Covid-19. The Post-it to Post It workshop will continue to be held every Friday in April until 2030. Beginning with the trivial things in daily life, we are looking forward to building an 11-year drawing archive to observe the specific changes of life in the pandemic and post-pandemic eras.

Faculty: Xian Zheng

Project participants 2020: Anna Piecek, Annika Hock, Antonia Ney, Antony Deepa, Chaz Gervais, Christian Schrenk, Cory Holzinger, Daniela Lockowandt, Dasol Kim, Debora Tautscher, Dina Beisembek, Emanuel Wiplinger, Eva Weber, Flora Kirnbauer, Hugo Arias Morant, Hyelim Lee, Ibon Bascones, Jamie Wagner, Jasmin Steinberg, Jennifer Eder, Julia Hierro Mas, Julian Mayr, Julia Treitinger, Julio Escudero, Klara Fehsenmayr, Lena Teufl, Lisa Binder, Markus Inreiter, Marlene Neuwirth, Maximilian Peter Meindl, Max Rinaldo, Melis Pinarel, Merlin Großmann, Michael Wlaschitz, Monika Reddemann, Sarah Hopfner-Heindl, Shari Bartko, Sophie Löw, Sunny Hand, Talal Graf, Temucin Budak, Theresa Muhl, Tomiris Dmitrievskikh, Valeria Lehner, Vanessa Graf, Vinzent Wallner

Project participants 2021: Alireza Karkhaneh, Anastasiia Akhmetova, Anna Kirchmair, Arnold Kovats, Chiara Köhler, Danial Derflinger, Daniela Lockowandt, Emanuel Wiplinger, Fabian Schumacher, Flora Kirnbauer, Jamie Wagner, Jasmin Steinberg, Klara Fehsenmayr, Laura Rumpl, Lisa Binder, Maximilian Peter Meindl, Moritz Berger, Nadine Dajanovic, Nazila Shamsizadeh, Nikolai Vasilev, Nina Kugler, Peiyan Zhang, Raissa Senoner, Sabrina Hauzinger, Semjon Fehr, Sunhild Handwerker, Talal Graf, Valeria Lehner, Verena Langthaler, Yeeun Han