Acts of observation and exploration alter how we perceive our environment, causing us to repeatedly give up our old perceptions
in favor of new ones. Starting from the notion underlying the faux terrain (false ground) which originally occupied the space used to mediate between two and three-dimensional reality in 19th-century
panorama buildings, the interdisciplinary and collaborative studio Stiefel & Company Architects investigates observational
and descriptive processes as constituent components of space production, conceiving of viewers and users as co-authors of
our constructed environments.
The exhibition series APPLIED ARTS. NOW is intended to create a platform for contemporary forms of applied art and thus provide
greater visibility for particularly interesting artistic stances originated by graduates of the University of Applied Arts
Vienna who live and work in Austria.