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Next chapter of the processual exhibition TOXIC TEMPLE, held at AIL in February 2020. Visit the 60 hour non-stop performance at MQ Vienna.

25 – 27 September 2021

Dear practitioners of the wasteful lifestyle,

dear adherents of the too-large footprints,

dear lovers of the toxic,

it is time to celebrate a

MESS

25 – 27 September 2021
Raum D @ Q21
Museumsquartier Vienna


Peak times
16:00–18:00 Confession booth
20:00-21:00 Holy Mess

Visiting hours
13:00–21:00

Flyer Toxic Temple: Mess | Image by ©© Kilian Jörg

Leached soils, acidified seas, polluted atmospheres.

We are haunted by the repressed.

We can no longer escape its poison.

LET´S GET SICK WITH IT!


A shrine for the inner contradictions,

absurdities and risks,

a solidarization with the facts.


We enter wastelands instead of unspoiled soil

and let the artifacts speak for themselves.


Colourful assemblages of things that connect the known cosmos,

shaky grounds of new divinity and acrid smells that carry us into the sublime.

Landfills are the new temples.

In a sadistic manner we inhale the here and now.

Transformative forces are released. Free radicals.

Rituals to unmask the chaos beneath the smooth surface.


What changes when we religiously worship the power of toxicity?

Can a cosmic connection be achieved in our time of disaster through a cult of pollution?

We invite you cordially to bring your sacrificial offerings (“waste”) to honor the Cult: Plastics, derelict electronics, e-scooters, nuclear waste, styrofoam – all are welcome!

With support from BMKOES, AIL Vienna, contested editing and Setzkasten Wien

www.toxictemple.beauty