TONSPUR for a public space
Sound works at MQ in Vienna
A project by Georg Weckwerth and Peter Szely

Tanja Fuchs/Lena Kühleitner & Forum Obdach Wien [DE/AT]
Sounds Of Home, 2020
8-chanel sound work, 7-part series of images
Duration 24:14 min
A soundscape by Anteneh Alemu, Regina Amer, Seljadin Amesberger,
Tanja Fuchs, Christian Germin, Tomo Jovanovic, Lena Kühleitner,
Nancy Mörth
Sound mixing: Tanja Fuchs
Workshops and concept: Lena Kühleitner & Tanja Fuchs
Idea and A1 images: Sebastian Erlach
A project by Forum Obdach Wien on occasion of WIENWOCHE 2020
Adapetd for the series TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum
Production: TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien
Special thanks: Natalie Assmann | 
WIENWOCHE – Festival for Art and Activism & Fonds Soziales Wien.


TONSPUR_passage / Q21 (MQ Wien)
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Daily 10am to 8pm
Opening: Sun 13.12.2020, 17h
Opening words:
Georg Weckwerth [artistic director TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien]

Anybody can become homeless and homelessness always involves a loss of both social support and opportunities to participate. Once the step (back) into one's own four walls has been achieved, the question arises: What makes a space a home?
This is the subject explored for a sound study in a workshop by formerly homeless people. The participants collected acoustic impressions within and around their homes to create acoustic images of their own everyday lives, in collaboration with artists Tanja Fuchs and Lena Kühleitner. That in this context more recordings were made of the urban setting outside than inside their homes suggests that the notion of home extends beyond the privacy of one's own four walls out into the surrounding public space and is, to an extent, governed by the accompanying demographics. It also suggests that it is the city around a space that turns a flat into a home.
In addition, the participants familiarised themselves with electronic instruments, which they subsequently used for a presentation during the WIENWOCHE festival. A live version of this sound collage was presented alongside the soundscape installation, melting with a musical performance by all involved. Synthesizer sounds, beats, loops and vocal improvisation switched between experimental ambience and an expressive electronic clubbing sound (excerpt available at

Tanja Fuchs/Lena Kühleitner & Forum Obdach Wien

Tanja Fuchs, born in Germany in 1988, lives and works in Vienna. Lena Kühleitner, born in Austria in 1992, lives and works in Vienna.

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