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Brass Email

Thomas D. Lonner

— 2020

Thomas D. Lonner
Thomas D. Lonner
Thomas D. Lonner
Thomas D. Lonner

Format - Building Plaque  

Material - Email Engraved on Brass 

Dimensions - 250mm x 420mm x 2mm

Artist - Thomas D. Lonner

Year - 2020

Fabrication - Brücklmeier GmbH

Artistic Directors, Co-Production - 

Seth Weiner, Bernhard Garnicnig

Thanks - MA7 Acquisitions (Sonja Huber, Stella Jabloner), Wien Museum (Almut Schilling)

In 2020, a digital copy of the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien was acquired by the Art Collection of the City of Vienna (MUSA - Sammlung der Stadt Wien). Accompanying a wireless server that casts a signal of the Palais is an email written by Tom Lonner that was engraved onto a brass plaque.

As the site of the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien at Löwengasse still bears no memorial to the story of the building and the people it hosted, this plaque marks the ambiguous integration of the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien into an institutionalized version of history. Like the device stored in the collection, it allows the story to move freely between physical locations: an art storage facility, a street corner in the 3rd district of Vienna, a city in the province of Prussia, an island just off the coast of Seattle.

Format - Building Plaque  

Material - Email Engraved on Brass 

Dimensions - 250mm x 420mm x 2mm

Artist - Thomas D. Lonner

Year - 2020

Fabrication - Brücklmeier GmbH

Artistic Directors, Co-Production - 

Seth Weiner, Bernhard Garnicnig

Thanks - MA7 Acquisitions (Sonja Huber, Stella Jabloner), Wien Museum (Almut Schilling)

Format - Building Plaque  

Material - Email Engraved on Brass 

Dimensions - 250mm x 420mm x 2mm

Artist - Thomas D. Lonner

Year - 2020

Fabrication - Brücklmeier GmbH

Artistic Directors, Co-Production - 

Seth Weiner, Bernhard Garnicnig

Thanks - MA7 Acquisitions (Sonja Huber, Stella Jabloner), Wien Museum (Almut Schilling)

A Little History of the Wireless Icon (Eine kleine Geschichte des Wireless Icons) is an introduction into the iconographic history of wireless technologies.

English Version / German Version