Susanna Fritscher – Exhibition at the Theseus Temple

  • Location


  • Typology

    • Arts
  • Planning


  • Execution


  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Steel & metal
    • Textil & synthetic
  • Artist

    Susanna Fritscher

The artwork, commissioned by the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, was created by artist Susanna Fritscher specifically for the architecture of the Theseus Temple. The temporary show can be visited from April 22, 2021 to October 3, 2021 at the Theseus Temple in Vienna’s Volksgarten with free admission.

The exhibition consists of a walk-through translucent installation with a course of 11,875 transparent silicone threads (a total of 90,000 meters of o.6mm thin thread) extending from the floor to the ceiling.

The installation – stretched between steel structures reflecting the geometric patterns of the neoclassical interior of the temple – seems to be constantly in motion.

Made of hoops, the structure senses the shape of the vault and its circular, central motif. It is perforated to support the threads and merely rests on the cornices under the barrel vault – sparing the temple’s historic building structure. On the ground, the steel structure simply rests and thus, apart from stretching the highly elastic threads very slightly, does not exert any direct load on the structure.