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  • July 9th - September 3rd
    exhibition

    it is a great pleasure to show Colour Breeze #1
    at the exhibition
    Craft School: a summer of playful making

    Crafts Council

  • opening June 25th
    exhibition

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th
    exhibition

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st
    exhibition

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022
    exhibition

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing
    exhibition

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab

drawing time

a wall installation that visually records
the passage of time

drawing time is a clock that tells the time and by doing so draws spirographical circles on the wall. Each day two spirograph patterns appear. One complex outline for the passed minutes and a simpler one, for the passed hours. After twenty-four hours the device moves randomly to another spot on the wall and continues recording its existence. This randomness is just as the uncertainty of the future, leaving space for surprises. Day by day the wall fills up with the graphical patterns allowing to imagine the slowly overlapping graphical composition in some weeks, a year, a decade… A positive thought of long term planning and a belief in a future.

the spirograph consists of two circles - one moves according to hours and the other to minutes

the outcome after 24h of drawing

detail of the spirograph's pen

two visitors observing the emergence of the drawing

drawing time invites us to think about
the various means of perception through
which all individuals record passing time
and, more specifically, the concepts of
growth, development, repetition and
proliferation referred to a definite time span.”

Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino

Drawing time was initially designed on the occasion of the exhibition ‘This is My Forest: The Harvest Cycle’, organised and supported by Listone Giordano and curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino. The exhibition was showing a selection of recent projects by mischer’traxler.

picture of the exhibition 'This is My Forest: The Harvest Cycle'

sketch and explanation of the spirograph

  • electro-technical support

  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler, Greta Hauer

  • materials

    acrylic glass, custom made electronics, motors, metal, electronic components, markers

  • dimensions

    drawing time wall

    58 cm x 46 cm x 15 cm

    350 cm x 250 cm

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