In his piece Stylit, Michael Kienzer addresses the subject of sculpture in the public sphere: he interprets space as an archive
of objects, which he juxtaposes with an elongated vertical sculpture which, however, unlike all other urban furnishing objects
and elements, is marked by perplexing differences. On the end of a several meter long rod or pipe, which grows out of a pot-like
pedestal, he mounts a well pump whichunreachable for pedestrians passing bysits at the height of the treetops
and street lights.
Using simple tools and everyday (ready-made) materials, Michael Kienzer repeatedly succeeds anew in breaking up perceptual
patterns and creating shrewdly differentiated spatial situations.
Stylit was created for the exhibition Michael Kienzer. New Properties Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna How to get there: U3 / tram line 2 / Stubentor, U4 / Landstraße (Wien Mitte)
Published for the exhibition of the same title (11.6. - 21.9.2008) German/English 160 pages, zahlreiche Illustrations 19 x 25,2 cm, hardcover MAK Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Ostfildern-Ruit, 2008 out of print