Exhibition installation in the cable cars of the Feuerkogel lift
For more than eighty years, the cable-car lift has been bringing passengers over dizzying heights to the Feuerkogel, a comfortable means of transport to the picturesque mountain world for some, and for others sometimes a dangerous place to work. Who looks after and drives the machines? Who climbs up the forty-metre high stanchions when something’s wrong? Who ensures cleanliness? With her photo installation in both cable cars and in collaboration with her colleagues, Isolde Ertl provides a view behind the scenes of the work in and around the cable-car lift. They are organizing and designing their own project during which some surprising talents are to be discovered. Thus it becomes apparent that the cleaning-woman can not only clean, but also draw and weld; the engineer captures ever new perspectives with his camera; and the fitter uses the view from his workshop at 1600 metres above sea-level as a source of inspiration. The otherwise scarcely noticed world of work of the cable car is presented to passengers’ view with photos and image documents from history.
With the kind support of the Upper Austria Seilbahn Holding
Participating colleagues: Michael Spann, Exhibition adviser: Gerhard Brandl, Concept: Elisabeth Ertl