Outcast Registration

Context

OUTCAST REGISTRATION projects are contextualised on a regular basis using visual media and discursive formats. Empirically gathered data is presented in diagrams, for example, and the progress and findings of the project currently running are discussed and appraised at the Expert Meetings with representatives from a variety of fields of expertise and practice.

Expert Meetings

Interdisciplinary collaboration is the prerequisite for the artistic and scholarly approach of the OUTCAST REGISTRATION. In order to engage on a continuous basis with the approach implemented and the preliminary results of collaborating with the women addicts in prison, with the institutions involved, and with the public in the context of the Speech Activities, representatives of different disciplines and fields of practice are brought together in (partly) public Expert Meetings to discuss critically the individual stages of the project. Additional exchanges take place in internal meetings, at which the content discussed at the Expert Meetings is theoretically enhanced and expanded. This regular combination of different competences from politics and administration, art and culture, scholarship and technology helps to clarify various problems during the project implementation as well as to classify the experiences and findings in order to promote the knowledge circulating in the OUTCAST REGISTRATION as well as to ensure the effectiveness of artistic interventions in sociopolitical issues.


23-09-2019 - Art VI
Virtual sound space
16-12-2016 - JURISPRUDENCE III
Crimes without prosecution
20-07-2015 - Sociology
Substance abuse and prostitution – Field study New York and Frankfurt, Undergoing spaces – Architecture of psychiatry and prison, Observational perspectives – Interdisciplinary utilisation of Artistic Research
10-04-2015 - Design
Disclosing System Error: Foucault’s notion of governmentality – Objective: Making marginalized things visible and public – Method: Making the personal public
13-03-2015 - Art V
Publication as a Place for Hosting the Interdisciplinary "Relay Race" – Collective Discussion as Practice – Narration or Information, Closeness or Distance? – Productive Contradictions: Highlighting contradictions and putting up with them
03-03-2015 - PSYCHOLOGY | PSYCHIATRY III
Women and Men in Prison: A Comparison – Europe’s Shortage of Psychiatrists – Conflicting Social Values: Functionality as the Goal of Therapy?
14-06-2014 - ART IV
Artistic Intervention – Communication of (Art) Research – Modes of action in public realm – Foucault’s parrhesia – Between activism and analysis
12-06-2014 - PSYCHOLOGY | PSYCHIATRY II
Treatment and Dealing with Addiction – Substitution as Alleviation of Suffering – Control, Inner Freedom and Addiction – Fall of the Abstinence Paradigm
05-06-2014 - PSYCHOLOGY | PSYCHIATRY I
Austria’s Policy on Drugs: Development and Status Quo – Social Paradigm Shifts: Austria, Switzerland & The Netherlands
14-12-2013 - ART III
Art Research: Production, Legitimisation & Contextualisation of Knowledge – Critical Reflection on Institutional Power – Going public: On the necessity of specific display format of Art Research
09-02-2013 - JURISPRUDENCE II
Violence and drug addiction in context
22-11-2012 - JURISPRUDENCE I
In cooperation with Rebecca Mertens: Access to the trial records of a 19-time convicted drug-dependent inmate of the prison for women in Lower Saxony
28-10-2012 - ART I
Topography and Spaces – Terms of artistic positioning – Art Research and Practice: Analysis of methodical decisions – Visualisation & Encoding – Displaying knowledge, Interference – Persistency as artistic practice
21-06-2012 - ART II
Collective Review of published conversation between Elke Bippus and Ulrike Möntmann
16-10-2009 - Interdisciplinary IV
A debate on the effectiveness of the visual arts as vehicles of intervention in social issues in Projectspace of Kunsthalle Wien
27-04-2009 - INTERDISCIPLINARY III
A debate on the effectiveness of the visual arts as vehicles of intervention in social issues in Galerija SC Zagreb
21-09-2007 - INTERDISCIPLINARY II
A debate on the effectiveness of the visual arts as vehicles of intervention in social issues in art space W139 in Amsterdam
21-07-2005 - INTERDISCIPLINARY I
A debate on the effectiveness of the visual arts as vehicles of intervention in social issues

Diagrams

Diagrams and charts are used to visualise the life trajectories of the individual project participants. Recurring characteristics are elaborated and placed in their social context. Patterns and consequences of specific conditions are revealed and made visible. Here the sources are criminal records, dossiers, and memory transcripts of countless conversations — in person, by telephone, and in letters — with the participants of all prison projects since 1997.

This diagram shows Rebecca Mertens’ offences and their social consequences in chronological order giving the dates and her age. The diagram includes a list of the penalties and the laws used to sentence her.
This diagram shows the crimes perpetrated against Rebecca Mertens and the social consequences for the perpetrators in chronological order with the dates and Rebecca’s age. In addition, the diagram lists the laws that could have been applied and the penalties and/or prison sentences that would have been incurred.
Rebecca Mertens’ places of residence are related to her different attachment figures and her age and/or the dates. This diagram depicts the level of autonomy in the life of a drug addict.
Rebecca Mertens’ places of residence are related to her different attachment figures and her age and/or the dates. This diagram depicts the level of autonomy in the life of a drug addict.
This diagram shows the places of residence of project participant Rebecca Mertens according to various spatial categories (private, isolated, cultural, public).
Evaluation of all the words (word, number of, and age) that sixteen participants used during the THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE project.

Notes

17-08-2022 -
The second implementation of the PARRHESIA will take place from July 11th until July 22nd at Women's Prison Schwarzau (AT).
09-03-2022 -
The first implementation of the PARRHESIA concept has taken place from April 5th until April 19th with women currently in treatment at Schweizer Haus Hadersdorf (SHH) in Vienna. The resulting biographies have been added to OUTCAST REGISTRATION.