flight has kept me occupied for many years. by building kites i give this fascination form. the kite - a crucible of crafts, material, tradition, knowledge, technology, art and freedom - creates a large workspace. in my atelier in göltschach i build kites based on sketched ideas, from split bamboo, paper and ink. the technical process and the knowledge of the laws of flight shape the result as well as the design. when the kite takes off and ascends, it changes my scale in the landscape, but its presence in it leaves no trace.



"i believe it can be proved to me a thousand times from valid foundations that something is good or beautiful, but it will all be the same to me as I will judge solely on whether its presence makes me feel a rising or a sinking. whether I'm awakened to life or not."

-   robert musil


essays
  • "wind" some magazine, 2020
  • "thoughts form matter", austrian pavilion, biennale architettura, 2018
  • "playing with the wind", catalogue, eretz israel museum, tel aviv, 2014: www.eretzmuseum.org
  • "das buch vom land", www.buchvomland.at
  • "drakkar – att bygga och flyga" olle nessel och balkong foerlag, stockholm, 2007
  • "paper in flight", drachen fondation, seattle, 2007
  • "paper kite workshop", drachen fondation, seattle, 2003
calendar
  • calendar 2019, "paperart", druckerei schleunung
  • calendar 2016, "drachen"
  • calendar 2012, "flying objects", kontext druckerei
  • calendar 2011, "kites", windtec
catalogue
  • "anna rubin – artistic kites", drachen fondation, 2007