21er Haus / Salon für Kunstbuch · Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
The Post Art Poetics Manifesto
The timeline of art history must be abandoned in the name of progress
The constellations of footnoted ads throughout these pages retell the story of American Psycho in absence of the original text
Until now, books were the last advertisement free refuge.
Amazon deletes E-Books
demonstrating some questions about publishing in the digital age
We Are What We Sell We Sell What You Are.
TRAUMAWIEN est. 2010 was always meant to be an ephemeral space, an experimental venue where things constantly change and shift. Enigmatic and hard to define, TRAUMAWIEN does not follow the rules or fit a traditional definition. As paradoxical print publishers focused on internet, books, publishing as art and digital publishing, we remain an outsider presence. We displayed the work of emerging artists such as Audun Mortensen or UBERMORGEN.COM. In 2011, we released our own Augmented Reality software. We bootlegged Oswald Wiener's die Verbesserung von Mitteleuropa and published upfront books on conceptual writing. We completed our publication series with automated ebook systems on piracy and advertising and held rave lectures all over Vienna. Since 2010 our goal was to promote, show and work without making profit. We pushed the boundaries and focused on the inseparable connection between books, art, internet, new forms of writing and reading and books and the book as object. And our prints will now become rare collectibles. Read more books. The end is only the beginning of something else… TRAUMA 2015