© Antoine Turillon, Seth Weiner

Antoine Turillon, Seth Weiner, Brishty Alam, Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa, Flo Karl Berger, Marc Alexandre Dumoulin, Baptiste El Baz, Julia S. Goodman, Edgar Lessig, Morusiewicz / Maggessi, Stephanie Misa, Johanna Tinzl, Rosabel Rosalind & Anna Weberberger


On November 29th 2022 we got a message with a large batch of images from the Lungitz train station. Most looked like you’d expect, empty spaces filled with traces of the past here and there. In one image though, there were about twenty to thirty bags pushed into the corner of a small room. The message mentioned how these bags were filled with leftovers from excavations under the train tracks – during renovations back in 2018, a layer of ash was dug up, and everyone was afraid it was from the neighboring concentration camps.

Using the train station in Lungitz as a central point, we started the project by looking for a clear gesture: An image or frame that would open up questions about how violence and trauma are both hidden and given away in the immediate setting of the Lungitz Bahnhof / Gusen III Concentration Camp. We asked if we could silence the building by covering all of the windows except for a single view to where the camp had been. We also asked a group of artists to join us in making objects and experiences to give away and local experts on the Holocaust to hold tours, to collectively explore how multiple directions of time and identity can come into contact with residents and travelers.

It’s strange to work on a project like this for a festival meant to celebrate the region. Throughout the process, we’ve been having a lot of conversations about memory being something that’s active. How it has to be continually worked at and renewed. How it needs to be given away over and over again to remain visible. How it can be non-competitive. We’ve been talking about the role of contemporary art, different forms of grieving, mourning, and joy. The sadness of humor and the commodification of remembrance.

As the past catches up to the present, the trains arrive and leave more or less on schedule every day. The Lungitz station’s been empty for a while now while it waits to be torn down. One of the last remaining architectural witnesses flattened into a park and ride. As artists, we’re aware of the impossibility of finding an adequate shape or form to express the magnitude of loss that happened here. We nevertheless feel the need to try.

Antoine Turillon and Seth Weiner

Antoine Turillon and Seth Weiner got to know each other in 2017 through their mutual interest in contemporary art education and have been working together since then in various different place specific projects and educational experiments. As neither of them have given up that hope that art has the ability to initiate change, they are constantly searching for settings and processes that offer space for action and reflection.

Antoine Turillon is an artist whose works are mostly developed in public spaces, often through collaborative and site-specific approaches.Questioning traditional forms of representation, his works allow for new forms of social processes to enable new forms of perception and understanding of situational challenges of our time.

Seth Weiner employs a variety of different forms of media in order to get to the bottom of the cracks between architectural fiction and social convention, and to create both real and imaginary surroundings. As the artistic head of the non-profit Palais des Beaux Arts in Vienna that acts as a mobile place of remembrance and projection of what was lost during the time of National Socialism, Seth Weiner’s work functions as a continuous act of reclamation and as a possibility to explore what his Jewish heritage means in today’s Austria.



Opening Hours

  • Fri, 23.06. 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat, 24.06. 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun, 25.06. 12:00 - 18:00
  • Mon, 26.06. 16:00 - 20:00
  • Tue, 27.06. 16:00 - 20:00
  • Wed, 28.06. 16:00 - 20:00
  • Thu, 29.06. 16:00 - 20:00
  • Fri, 30.06. 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sat, 01.07. 12:00 - 18:00
  • Sun, 02.07. 12:00 - 18:00


  • Fri, 30.06 | 15:00 - 16:30

    Walking Tour with Wolfgang Schmutz

    Lungitz/Gusen Bahnhof Lungitz 24
  • Fri, 30.06 | 16:00 - 17:30

    Walking Tour mit Wolfgang Haider

    Lungitz/Gusen Bahnhof Lungitz 24
  • Fri, 30.06 | 16:30 - 18:00

    Get-together, exhibition tour and artist talk with Marc Alexandre Dumoulin, Morusiewicz / Maggessi, Johanna Tinzl, Antoine Turillon, Seth Weiner a.o.

    Lungitz/Gusen Bahnhof Lungitz 24