Exhibition, Opening

Plantsch! Ein Sommer im Gänsehäufel

Beatrice Signorello

The photo series Plantsch! is intended to capture Viennese bathing culture in Gänsehäufel through the eyes of an »imported Viennese«.
22/11/2022 | 19:00
22/11/2022–8/1/2023 guided tours at any time by appointment beatricesignorello37@gmail.com
> Kaisermühlenstraße 14, 1220

Wiener Freibäder (open-air baths) are not only soaked in history and unique, they are also closely linked to the city and its culture. A glimpse into the city’s largest open-air bath exposes the Viennese soul as it relaxes on summer vacation. Over the course of 53 visits last summer, I observed the rich and peculiar daily life in Gänsehäufel. During the realisation of this project I alternated between two opposite approaches: On the one hand, I built a trusted bond with the most loyal regular guests. On the other hand, I observed daily visitors from a distance. This resulted in a mixture of posed and intimate portraits with narrative compositions of spontaneous scenes.