Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thanks to everyone for this wonderful 
day and evening!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Predstavitev | Präsentation | Presentation


Prisrčno vas vabimo na predstavitev 
Michael Strasserjeve nove in situ skulpture |
Wir laden recht herzlich zur Präsentation von 
Michael Strassers neuer in situ Skulptur |
We would like to invite you for the presentation of 
Michael Strasser’s new in situ sculpture

Otvoritev | Eröffnung | Opening reception
Pozno poletna veselica | Spätsommerfest | 
Indian Summer Party

Sept 15 2012 1-8pm

Lokacija | Ort | Location
Serdica 75, MS, Slovenija

Svojo udeležbo potrdite prosim na | UAWG | Please rsvp
mail@michaelstrasser.net ali | oder | or ewa.esterhazy@vienna.at

Podrobnejše informacije najdete na | Detaillierte Informationen unter |
For more detailed information please look up

S prijazno podporo od | Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von | 
With kind support from: bm:ukk | Land Tirol | Stadt Innsbruck

Michael Strasser | SOLITAIRE | 2012 | Mixed media | 9000 x 3800 x 1900 mm

For directions and information on designated parking areas
please mail[at]michaelstrasser.net!
Parking on site is not possible!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 68

Tomorrow I am leaving Serdica!
I will come back twice before Ewa, Mathis and I host the presentation and Indian summer party on 

Sept 15 2012

At this moment I would like to thoroughly thank Ewa and Mathis!
For there enthusiasm, kindness and generosity.

With your openness and straightforwardness you have been 
an important motor and an inspiration for the project at the same time.

Thank you!!!

This morning Dušan finished his amazing work.
It felt like he is handling a fine mechanics tool although 12 tons heavy.

For now these are the last images of Serdica.
Nothing really is going to change until September.

Except that all the berries and grapes will wait for you to be eaten 
directly from the bushes.

I already boiled down stinging-nettle pesto and a blackberry 
chutney is on the stove right now.

Tomorrow I am going to partly cover up the sculpture in order to protect it.
I don't dare to leave it stranded until the opening.

After that physics and nature are welcome to work it as they please!
And of course I will post a few images of the wrapped Solitaire.
Although I suppose it's rather going to be unspectacular.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 67

Yesterday was the day of joy and today the day of fear!
The digger started to reshape the landscape around the sculpture.
In some moments I had the feeling he came super close.
The vibrations of digging up the ground 
definitely made me nervous.

But the driver really is a professional and works the landscape super gentle!
2 more hours tomorrow morning and the topographic adaptations will be finished as well.

Monday, August 6, 2012

It's done!

Day 66

Time for a bottle of champagne!

After 66 days I finally can say it's done!
The final details were adjusted this morning and as a coincidence
I planned on burning some leftover wood logs today as well.
A nice bonfire indeed!

I am going to return soon to document the piece on film.
Color on middle format and black and white with the Sinar-f.

I am super happy I have to say! Especially cause finally
my body will have some time to recreate.