Participants in the program take the relationship between the Austrian born philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) and David Hume Pinsent from Birmingham (1891 – 1918) as a starting point for a series of projects that will happen in Linz and Birmingham during 2016. The projects respond to Wittgenstein's early text "Notes on Logic" which was dictated by Wittgenstein in 1913 during a visit to see David in Birmingham. “Notes in Logic” is notably the predecessor of what is considered to be one of the most important philosophical texts of the 20th Century, "Tractatus Logico Philosophicus".
The first phase of the Goodbye Wittgenstein program was a visit to Birmingham from qujOchÖ artists Verena Henetmayr, Thomas Philipp and Andre Zogholy in Summer 2016 who have been enacting and documenting a series of public interventions at places that are connected to the life of Wittgenstein and Pinsent. In November 2016 a group of four artists around A3 Project Space will come to Linz, where Wittgenstein visited the technical orientated "K.u.k. Realschule" between 1903 and 1906. Emily Warner, Trevor Pitt, Pete Ashton and Mike Johnston will use their residences at Atelierhaus Salzamt and quitch to go on the trail of the philosopher.
The residency includes a public talk at quitch on 4 November 2016 and an exhibition of the works at Atelierhaus Salzamt, running from 24 November to 9 December 2016.
International artist exchange programme between qujOchÖ artist collective based in Linz, Austria and A3 Project Space & BOM Birmingham, UK.
Artists: Thomas Phillip, Trevor Pitt, Mike Johnston, Clare Thornton, Emily Warner & Pete Aston.
Thomas Philipp is in Birmingham 1 - 5 October on a research visit ahead of a residency in Birmingham by 5 Linz based artists in July 2016.