Long Distance Art

Long Distance Art – Global.Studio.Vienna.

One artist, two robots and three paintings: A unique cross-border project that brings together art and technology will see one artist create three works simultaneously in a trio of European cities. A pair of industrial robots stationed in Berlin and London will replicate the movements of the Vienna-based artist in real time.

Stream1 - Wien
Stream2 - Robot, London
Stream3 - Robot, Berlin

On September 26, 2013 the Ovalhalle at the MuseumsQuartier will play host to Viennese artist Alex Kiessling (www.alexkiessling.com) as he creates three artworks simultaneously in three different countries.

With the help of satellite transmissions, two industrial robots – one on a stage on Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz and the other next to Nelson’s Column on Trafalgar Square in London – will mirror Kiessling’s movements in real time.

Spectators in the German and British capitals can follow the artist in Vienna courtesy of giant screens. Live streams will also keep the audience in Vienna up to date with events in Berlin and London.

Find out all about Long Distance Art for yourself – in Vienna, Berlin or London.


September 26, 2013, 11am - 6pm
Ovalhalle, MuseumsQuartier
Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Vienna
Admission free


September 26, 2013, 10am - 5pm
Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square


September 26, 2013, 11am -6pm
Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg

Join the event on Facebook and invite your friends, too! www.facebook.com/events/211358829026747/

One artist, two robots, three paintings. Live-streaming of the art project on 26 September from 10 am to 5 pm here on www.vienna.info/longdistance-art!

Here you can find the Long Distance Art project catalogue (PDF; 1,7 MB).