Linzbased #3: Verena Kroupa & Jens Vetter

Vere­na Krou­pa (AT) ///
Jens Vet­ter (DE) ///

Thu, April 4 2019, 8 p.m. ///

quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

When inter­na­tio­nal ten­ders, calls and app­li­ca­ti­ons are made or bio­gra­phi­cal infor­ma­ti­on is trans­la­ted into Eng­lish, it is not uncom­mon to indi­ca­te the ori­gin with the cent­re of one’s life and work – sup­ple­men­ted by the term „based“.

But what does it mean, this „Linz­ba­sed“?

qujOchÖ sets out to find it. At regu­lar inter­vals, artists living and working in Linz are invi­ted to a talk. Tho­se will not only focus on the cur­rent work of the artists, their used methods, tech­ni­ques and mate­ri­als, or by whom they are influ­en­ced in their work, but also on the living and working envi­ron­ment that the city of Linz offers them.

What do you value most about Linz? What still keeps you in this city? How often have you thought of moving away fore­ver? What influ­ence does the Linz art and cul­tu­re sce­ne have on your own actions? What do you miss? Is the­re such a thing as a „Linz cul­tu­re“? What does Linz­ba­sed mean to yours­elf? And in any case: What’s a Linz?

For the third edi­ti­on of „Linz­ba­sed“ Vere­na Krou­pa and Jens Vet­ter are invi­ted for a talk.

Pho­tos: qujOchÖ

Vere­na Krou­pa, lives and works in Linz


2005 Stu­dies in Jour­na­lism, Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Sci­ence & Ita­li­an at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na

2012 Stu­dies in Fine Arts Edu­ca­ti­on & Ita­li­an at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts Linz and at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vien­na

Artis­tic pro­ject manage­ment of the sym­po­si­um „Leder Kunst Hof­kir­chen“ at the Satt­ler­mu­se­um Hof­kir­chen (2015), soci­al media mar­ke­ting expert at Salon Hoch­stet­ter (2015–16), uni­ver­si­ty assi­stant at the Insti­tu­te for Art and Edu­ca­ti­on at Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts Linz (2013–16), lec­tu­rer at the Insti­tu­te for Art and Edu­ca­ti­on at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts Linz (sin­ce 2013), pro­ject manage­ment and PR at CREATIVE REGION (sin­ce 2016)

Jens Vet­ter, lives and works in Linz

2004 Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces Zittau/Görlitz, Bache­lor of Arts in Cul­tu­re & Manage­ment

2006 Uni­ver­si­ty Feder­i­co II Nap­les, Mas­ter of Arts in European Cul­tu­re & Poli­tics

2018 Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts Linz, Mas­ter of Arts in Inter­face Cul­tu­re

2018 – ongo­ing: PhD can­di­da­te at Tan­gi­ble Music Lab at Uni­ver­si­ty of Arts Linz

nume­rous pro­jec­ts as artist, musi­ci­an (Wel­le Linz, Vetter_Huber) and deve­lo­per for post-digi­tal sound objec­ts and instru­ments, a. o. TEI’19 con­fe­rence / Phoe­nix, Ari­zo­na (2019), Lab30 Fes­ti­val, Augs­burg (2018), Digi­tal Design Week Lon­don / Aus­tri­an Cul­tu­ral Forum (ACF), Lon­don (2018), Back to the Future / bb15, Linz (2016), Radi­cal Atoms / Ars Elec­tro­ni­ca Fes­ti­val, Linz (2016), Spe­cu­lum Arti­um, Trbovlje (2016)