Marlies Pöschl is interested in art as knowledge production, her projects are often situated on the border between education and artistic production. She taught in the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg and has been invited for educational residencies, workshops and talks in international institutions.

Filmmaking as Social Practice

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT
Winter semester 2019

Based on the tradition of participatory art projects in the visual arts, this course focuses on films/videos and their production in participatory environments. Looking at historical examples, there will be a focus on hierarchies and economies of art and image production. Models of self-organisation and self-management in the field of filmmaking (through political projects) will be discussed, alongside a closer look at the filming itself as a social situation that can be shaped in different ways. What does it mean to work with ‘real people’ or amateur actors and how are they involved in the process? What is the history of ‘delegated performance’? What kinds of ‘performance’ and what forms of articulation do these situations engender?

This course will examine historical examples of production collectives and reflect on current artistic positions in terms of how they create (and mediate) community.

Caring Characters

Creative Writing Workshop
Dotdotdot Festival, Vienna, AT

How is digitalisation changing care relationships? The development of voice assistance systems and care robots is a steadily growing field, but it is work in the social and affective spheres that is considered the most difficult to automate. In this workshop, we will look at the scripts that underlie the development of digital caregivers, based on concrete examples. We will experiment with collaborative forms of (screen)writing to see what character development could look like that understands care as a life-sustaining web of relationships between human and non-human actors.

Data travels

Workshop for children from 6 to 12 years
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT
19/06/2021, 10:00-13:00

We get data through the computer, right? How do you think data will be stored and transmitted in the future? Let’s have a look at the exhibition Space for Kids. Footprints in the Sea of Data together with artist Marlies Pöschl, develop ideas for the ‘clouds’ of the future, and shoot a 360 degree video about the journey of data. You will design a model for data storage, witness invisible cables wander through the Karlsgarten, and maybe even play a bit (or byte) yourself.

Degrowing Narratives

Art education project and performative film screening
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AT
Presentation on 28/01/2020
Studio Molière, Liechtensteinstraße 37, 1090 Vienna

With: Hannah Dorn, Michael Lischak, Gabriel Manurung, Matthias Mörth, Lukas Neubert, Ahmed Omar Osman, Thinanon Phatai, Denis Wessinger

Can machines feel? Which interconnections between human bodies and machines will exist in the future? How do history and work affect the body? And how do technological innovations change the daily work routine in the medical field? As part of the film and educational project Degrowing Narratives, students of orthopedic technology and prostheses asked these questions together with artists Marlies Pöschl and Michael Simku. The results of this artistic research collaboration were be presented as part of a performative film screening on Tue 28/1 2020.

Degrowing Naratives was an art education project by the Kunsthalle Wien in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and Basis.Kultur.Wien – GoForCulture. The project was realized within the framework of “K3 – Cultural Education with Apprentices” with the school for mechanical engineering, manufacturing technology and electronics, and the artists Marlies Pöschl and Michael Simku.

Supported by Saphenus, Studio Molière, LE STUDIO Film and Stage and the Photo Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Pepper Perceval

Residency mission (Art education project and performative exhibition)
CAC Brétigny, Brétigny sur Orge, FR

Pepper Perceval is dedicated to exploring the term ‘empathy’ in its psychological and philosophical dimensions in connection with recent technological developments. This event aims first to highlight the relationship between emotion and politics. How may emotion be a form of recognition, a way to achieve greater equality in society? Secondly the project questions the term ‘otherness’ as part of the interactions between humans and machines. Pepper Perceval spans a number of different eras (from the Middle Ages up to the present) and different generations. 

The starting point of the project is the story of Percival the knight of the Round Table (Chrétien de Troyes/Wolfram von Eschenbach), who did not dare to ask the wounded king the question that could have saved him, ‘What is it that makes you ill?’. It is this lack of empathy and compassion in Percival that lies at the heart of the project, for empathy is above all an activity that questions the connections between oneself and others. What is it that hinders us from showing empathy - from the Greek em (in) and patheia (suffering) - from making our way over to the other, to ‘enter’ another person’s suffering?

From January to May 2018 Marlies Pöschl was present in the Coeur d’Essonne region to carry out her project Pepper Perceval. She carried out workshops in assisted living facilities, care homes, primary schools and high schools, initiating dialogue and interaction between these institutions that normally work independently from one another. The project consisted on the one hand, of a choir project with inhabitants of an assisted living facility (see Des souffles, tout simples comme le vent). On the other hand, Pöschl organized a series of workshops with teenagers and children, questioning whether affect can be automatized. Primary school children conceived robots that can transmit feelings, while students from a technical high school worked with them in bringing the robots to life (see Les Émotionnistes).

Ultimately a sci-fi epic film will be conceived and written by the inhabitants of the region, which will integrate all of the robotic, human and intergenerational exchanges that occur during Marlies Pöschl’s residency.


The places of cinema, University for Applied Arts, Vienna, 2021

Artist Talk, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, PL, 2020

Artist Talk, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, AT, 2020

What do you mean by collective? Roundtable in the framework of the exhibition How we want to work – Collective Practice and Women Artists’ Complicity, das weisse haus, Wien, 2019

mediastasen im kunstbiotop, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, 2019

Unlocking the clubhouse, Kunsthalle Wien/riot festival, Vienna, AT, 2019

Care matters, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, AT, 2019

Through those wires, the image comes to light, Austrian cultural forum, Tehran, IR, 2019

Les Maintenants, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, AT, 2018

An attempt to multiply what cannot be reproduced, Depo, Istanbul, TR, 2018

A Game of Love and Chance, Austrian Cultural Forum, Tehran, IR, 2016

Curator’s Talk, Limited Access Festival, Teheran, IR, 2014

Paroles actives, Parc St. Léger, Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues Les Eaux, FR, 2013
Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.

all images © their authors. The art work of Marlies Pöschl and the images of work shown on this website are subject to copyright. The copyright of all the work remains with the artist.

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Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.

all images © their authors. The art work of Marlies Pöschl and the images of work shown on this website are subject to copyright. The copyright of all the work remains with the artist.

The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Association for Moving Image, Art and Media