Matthias Mollner and Judith Schossböck have been a couple since 2019, and have planned joint projects since 2020, which gained a particular focus through Judith’s illness.
Founder, artistic studio management, art production
Matthias Mollner, born in 1984 in Gmünd (Lower Austria), lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. 2000–2004, creative apprenticeship at the School for Metal Design, Steyr (Upper Austria). Early work with performance and the body. 2005 onwards, working as a professional freelance visual artist. His multimedia work includes sculptures, installations, performance, photography, images, and videos. Working with existential and sociopolitical aspects of the relationships between humans, animals, and nature.
Numerous projects, exhibitions, performative and sculptural interventions in private and public spaces. Founded artistic duo MOLLNER & SCHORSCH (Matthias Mollner, Gerda Schorsch, 2010-12) and “Black Ferk Studio” (since 2021). His works can be found in the state of Lower Austria’s art collection, at the Neue Galerie Graz/Museum Joanneum, as well as on permanent loan to the outdoor area of the Symposium Lindabrunn. Curatorial works as part of various group and individual exhibitions.
Judith Schossböck, PhD
Founder, studio management, scientific support, art production
Judith Schoßböck, born in 1981 in Braunau/Inn (Upper Austria), has lived in Vienna, London, Budapest, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. She now lives with her parents (and carers) in Upper Austria.
Studied media and communication science, German philology, and German as a foreign language at the University of Vienna. Dissertation on health activism and social media at the City University of Hong Kong (sponsored by the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, S.A.R.).
Scientific staff at the Danube University Krems since 2009. Scientific co-director of paraflows.at. Organising and co-founding as part of burners.at (art and cultural association) Publications and editing in the fields of media technology and cultural science. Managing Editor of the open-access e‑journal jeDEM.org. Research specialisations include digital activism, electronic participation, online communities, social media, health communication, and the ethics of technology and communication systems.
After the unexpected and extreme worsening of her health after Covid immunisation and a resulting lumbar puncture: Bedridden and requiring care.
In-depth work with drawings, materials, and creating small format works from her bed since 2021.