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Mud-Group#3: Who Has Land to Make a Fire?

Photo credits: Verena Tscherner

a collaborative project by

Celine Struger, Kristin Weissenberger & Patrícia J. Reis

OPENING: 10.3.2023, 19h – 22h

FINISSAGE: 21.04.2023, 19h-22h

EXHIBITION DURATION: 11.3 — 21.4.2023

OPENING HOURS: Every Saturday from 12h – 17h

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab

Jägerstraße 52-56

1200 Wien 

Photo credits: Verena Tscherner

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab is proud to announce the first exhibition of our 2023 program focusing on collaborative artist projects between female* identified artists.  

Celine Struger, Kristin Weissenberger & Patrícia J. Reis collaborated for the first time in a joint project on the intersection of ceramics and its cultural and feminist background. The artists coming from different backgrounds and practices aim to shed light on the emancipation history of female artists and their exploration of the relationship between ceramics, hacking and other fields of art.

The exhibition will feature the result of a collaboration that was initiated two years ago, highlighting  their recent collaborative action at the Donauinsel in Vienna, in which they reclaim public space as a radical attitude towards sustainable and ethical hardware, autonomy, and a DIY approach to ceramic production. Visitors will witness the group’s artwork, including their ceramics produced using traditional techniques, as well as the documentation of their action.

The collaboration journey began with their shared interest in ceramics and their exploration of traditional techniques to resist capitalist production methods. The group furthered their commitment to anti-capitalist practices by incorporating sustainable methods for producing ceramics. They continued their exploration of autonomy by reclaiming and hacking the city infrastructure and questioning the idea of public space and ownership.

The exhibition also aims to showcase feminist hacking as a strategy for emancipation in the art, science, and technology fields. This approach to new materialism promotes emancipation through the agency of materials, and visitors will be able to witness this in action throughout the exhibition.

The exhibition is also the third season of the serie titled Mud-Group, a project initiated by Kristin Weissenberger that revolves around the group’s collaborative and artistic process, using ceramics as their primary medium for exploration. The Mud-Group#3: Who Has Land to Make a Fire? is a project supported and co-financed by the Research PEEK Project Feminist Hacking: Building Circuits as an Artistic Practice, Financed by the FWF – Austrian Science Fund | PEEK (AR580) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna conducted by Stefanie Wuschitz, Patrícia J. Reis and Taguhi Torosyan, who are co-curators in this exhibition. 

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab 2023 program is supported by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport (Kunst und Kultur) and the Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien. 

Photo credits: Verena Tscherner

About the artists: 

Céline Struger

(*1982, Klagenfurt) beschäftigt sich mit Skulptur und Installation. Ihr Fokus liegt in der Neuverhandlung von Orten, sie befasst sich mit den Themenschwerpunkten Post-Kapitalismus, Ökologie und Mythologie. Struger stellte zuletzt bei She BAM! und in der MQ Art Box (solo) aus. Außerdem war sie an institutionellen Gruppenausstellungen im TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes und in Synagoga – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst beteiligt

Kristin Weissenberger

(*1982, Stmk.) widmet sich in ihrer skulptural-installativen Praxis der Frage, wie wir, mit der uns umgebenden Sphäre aus Materie und Organismen, im Austausch stehen. Dabei beschäftigt sie sich vermehrt mit der Überlagerung und Neuverknüpfung sogenannter natürlicher, technischer, digitaler und handwerklicher Prozesse. Ihre Arbeiten wurden zuletzt in der Künstler:innenvereinigung MAERZ ausgestellt, davor führte sie ein Projekt in die Sub-Arktis, wo sie mit „Probe_Particle_Encounter“ eine Installation im Gelände einer Forschungsstation verwirklichte.

Patrícia J. Reis

(*1981, Lisbon) is a media-installation artist whose practice encompasses different formats and media to question and expand human-machine affinities through new materialism and feminist hacking lenses. In her installations she often appeals to the visitor’s sensoriality in an intimate and sensual way, encouraging them to become active participants. Her work was just recently exhibited at the Havana Biennial in Cuba, at the Kunstraum pro art, Hallein and at the Group Show „RGB EXPIRA: 2022“, Castelo e Paço dos Condes, Ourém, Portugal. In 2021 was awarded with the Outstanding Artist Award in Media Art by the Austrian Chancellery for Culture.

Resonating Sculptures & Radio Cyborg Transmitter RCT

AUSSTELLUNG VON RENI HOFMÜLLER von 11.2. bis 25.2.2023

Eröffnung: Freitag, 10.2.2023, 19 Uhr: Liveperformance und Führung

Finissage: Samstag, 25.2.2023, 14-17 Uhr: Picnic / Potluck bei Schönwetter im Park


Donnerstag und Freitag 14 – 19 Uhr und Samstag, 11 – 19 Uhr

Sich mit der Welt auseinanderzusetzen heißt, in sie einzutauchen und in Resonanz mit ihr zu gehen.

In ihren Arbeiten geht Reni Hofmüller auf das Vorhandene ein: Menschen, die Umwelt und natürlich Klänge. Sounds, kleine und große Schnipsel aus der Vielzahl an Hörbarem und Unhörbarem. Sie nimmt, was da ist. Gebäude, Skulpturen, Werkzeuge, Materialien und natürlich Klänge – sie schaut sie sich genau an und haucht ihnen neues Leben ein. Sie versucht, neue Formen aus dem Istzustand zu entwickeln – sowohl in ihrer künstlerischen als auch in ihrer gesellschaftspolitischen Arbeit. Die Arbeiten von Reni Hofmüller sind eine Galaxie der Vorstellung einer resonanten Welt.

Texte von Nicole Pruckermayr

Reni Hofmüller:


Resonating Sculptures & Radio Cyborg Transmitter RCT

Exhibition by Reni Hofmüller

Engaging with the world means immersing oneself in it, entering into resonance with it.

In all her works, Reni Hofmüller responds to what is there: people, the environment and, naturally, sounds. Sounds, small and large snippets from the plurality of the audible and inaudible. She takes what she finds there. Buildings, sculptures, tools, materials and of course sounds – she looks at them closely and breathes new life into them. She aims to develop new forms from the actual state – both in her artistic and in her socio-political work. Reni Hofmüller’s works are a galaxy of the vision of a resonant world.

Friday, 10th of February 2023, 7 pm
Live performance and guided tour

Duration: 11th of February 2023 until 25th of February 2023

Opening Hours:

Thursday and Friday 2pm – 7pm

Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm

Foto: Martin Gross

Saturday, 25th of February 2023, 2pm – 5pm
Picnic / Potluck (in good weather in a park nearby, if it’s bad we stay in the exhibition space and picnic inside)

Reni Hofmüller will not always be there during the opening hours, but there is always somebody informed present and can give introduction to the works; kids are welcome always and especially for the finissage / picknick!

RCT: produced by esc medien kunst labor
Reni Hofmüller:

Zwischen den Zeilen

Die Zeilen dazwischen

Final Performance

by Judith Augustinovič & Valerie Habsburg

17. 12 – 21.12. 2022

Mz* Baltazar`s Laboratory

Jägerstraße 52-54 1200 Wien

… auf dem Weg … dorthin‘ zeichnet den Lebensstil von Teresa Feodorowna Ries (TFR) – und damit einer Epoche: Zum Arbeiten, zur Sommerfrische, zur Gesundung, zu Ausstellungen, ins Exil, … Das Reisen an sich. Im ‚Gepäck‘ das persönliche Gut, das Notwendige für die nächsten Tage, Wochen, … die Werke – und Arbeitsmaterial.

In Mz* Baltazar`s Laboratory gibt das TFR Archive/Kittelkollektiv Einblicke in das Artistic Research Projekt zu Teresa Feodorowna Ries. Die gezeigten Werke des Kollektivs bilden gleichzeitig den Frame für die feministische Performance Zwischen den Zeilen / Die Zeilen dazwischen.

Nach der Performance entsteht aus den Blättern, der übereinander geschriebenen Zeilen der Autobiografie von Teresa Feodorowna Ries ein Künstlerinnenbuch. Dieses Buch wird 2023 in Rom bei der Ausstellung Un Paradiso Amaro/Bitter Paradise – Viaggo a Roma präsentiert werden.

Jetx – Instagram: tfr_archive

Image Credits: Judith Augustinovič & Valerie Habsburg

!BZ presents: Live and Audio-Reactive w/ TouchDesigner

“Live and Audio-Reactive w/ TouchDesigner” is a workshop using the node based visual programming language TouchDesigner, a tool that allows to create visual content that is generative, audio-reactive and runs real time. This is of interest if you are interested in the fields of live cinema, installations, interactive installations and/or vjing.
This workshop includes a brief introduction to TouchDesigner and its interface, so it’s suitable for a beginner level.
It will focus mainly on how to interpret audio input to generate audio-reactive visuals, such as, 3d transformations, translations, and point-cloud simulations. In this workshop, you will learn how to achieve this but also how to get yourself to experiment and make it your own.
It is required of you a laptop with the latest version of TouchDesigner already installed. It work on both Windows and macOS. Please try it beforehand, you will need to register and create a key in order to use it for free. But don’t worry, it’s not too as complicated as it sounds!


Short Bio
!BZ is Beatriz Lacerda, an Interaction Designer and a Creative Technologist based in Vienna, whose practice sits in the intersection of art, design, and technology. Through the use of public spaces, they are interested in establishing a relationship with people by combining the digital and the physical through various mediums of installation.
Moreover, they actively engage in the creation of generative visual work under the alias of ‘iBZ’. They embrace the unpredictability and lack of control of such tools, as they manipulate and shape them to their purpose.

16th of Febuary 2022
17.30h – 20.00h
Limited to 12 participants — 2G+

Mz* Baltazar’s Lab
Jägerstraße 52-54
1200 Wien

Please register to:

Breeder or Sucker

Charlotte Gash presents:

Breeder or Sucker;

The Tv Show

Breeder or Sucker; the TV show is a production about the lives and failures of art school students. The viewer follows a group of young people who are struggling; to secure an education; to be offered exhibitions and to get laid.

Breeder or Sucker delves into the mundane “everyday” aspects of being an artist. The series is made up of ten episodes, each 20-40 minutes long.

The scripts satirize situations of privilege and failure, whilst unapologetically commenting on female sexuality. The episodes also indulge in the time wasted procrastinating and partying.

Each episode is played out through the eyes of Charlotte Gash, a character based on the artist’s semi-autobiographical experiences. Gash uses cardboard props in her work – highlighting absurd and humorous aspects of real life.

“He makes us laugh to make us learn. There’s salvation in that.”

– John Lahr discussing Joe Orton’s play Loot


Charlotte Gash is a British artist living and working in Vienna. She is currently completing her MA from the Akademie der Bildender Kunst under Carola Dertnig in the performance class. Gash takes inspiration from humorous, everyday situations and her work takes the form of text, sculpture, performance and video.


Mz Baltazar’s Lab, Jägerstraße 52-54, 1200 VIENNA


9th February – 13th February, 7.30 pm screening


There will be about 15 places each screening so please register
to do this Email to register a space
2G+ rules mandatory

Mz Baltazar’s Lab Workshop in São Paulo Brazil :: How to build your own Megaphone! with Patrícia Reis and Sabina Simonic

Mz Baltazar’s Lab Workshop

How to build your own Megaphone!

with Patrícia Reis and Sabina Simonic

About the workshop:

There are situations when you want to make yourself heard. In such moments, it might be helpful to have a megaphone at hand, so you spare your vocal cords. With your DIY megaphone you can print your environment not only with volume. Mz Baltazar’s Lab encourage women & trans* to build their own Megaphone!


Friday, 2nd October, 2015

from 18h to 20h



Garoa Hacker clubr



Open to 15 participants

Only women & trans*




WEBANALOG an exhibition by Hoa Luo & Stefanie Post :: Opening 3rd July 2015


an exhibition by Hoa Luo & Stefanie Post

curated by @Mz. Balthazar´s Laboratory (Luftsteuer Show window project)

Vernissage: 03.07.2015  |  7pm  |  the artists attend the opening
Finissage: 24.07.2015  |  7pm

at Mz. Baltazar´s Laboratory  |  Sechshauserstraße 28  |  A – 1150 Wien

About the exhibition

Ein.gewebe in der Sechshauserstrasse 28.
Kommt – wir beissen und weben und nähen.“

About the artist:

Hoa Luo: WWW
Stefanie Post: Djane Gabbalier


Bildschirmfoto 2015-06-23 um 14.51.29



Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis :: 10th june 2015

Mz Baltazar’s proudly presents:

Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis

About the workshop:
This workshop aims to introduce the basics of the open source Arduino platform specifically in how to program
and wire servo motors to build interactive projects. We will use different analog and digital sensors to control
servo motors and will explore new ways of using power and motion to think about futures machineries.

When: Wednesday, 10th June at 18h
Where: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna

What to bring: Laptop, snack & drinks and lot of creativity!
If you have: Arduino and servo motors

The workshop is free of charge, however donations are welcome!

Only women & trans*

Please sign in to:

Be aware that we only have 12 places available for the workshop!

About Patrícia J. Reis:
Patrícia J. Reis (b. 1981 in Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist and a PhD candidate in Media Art exploring the intimate
(Cultural and Political) relations between the subject of vision and image (namely the body, representation and
self-representation), through digital apparatus, in photography and, more recently, in video and interactive

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