Arte Utile terms

Environment AU – installation between educational trail, Stationen­drama, stage set and symbolic situation: Involvement, information, irritation.

Raum AU – space defined by Environ­ment AU. To encourage dialogue, talks and discussions within its sphere and beyond.

AU-action – mostly street-actions as inclusive part of the AU Process. Operating with AU-sheets to involve passersby.

AU Process – communi­cation method of 4 phases. Previous AU-action followed by subsequent analysis and exhibition. Initiation of talks and discourse over essential social topics.

Metamorphose (Metamorfosi) – complex arrangement of previous forms in AU Process and later analysis.

AU-sheet – graphic collage on contemporary issues. Basis and provocation for the street-action within the AU Process.

AU Futurology – studies and ”utopian“ proposals as positive alternatives for the near future.

AU Landscape – piece of land transformed into an eco-artwork. Nature and culture evolve in strong synergy.

Concept book (Libri concettuali) – project for concrete realization. The book provides its justification and proposes solutions.

Book sculpture (Libri Sculture) – readable books in form of sculptures. Thematising social, environmental or ethical positions of contemporary world.

AU-model – small-scale exhibition model of an AU-Environment situation.

AU Design – design understood as the discipline to humanise technology. Manifests a cultural, with the past coherent, development of goods.

AU Writings – poetry, songs, short stories and theater plays created under the principles of Arte Utile.

AU Alphabet – first attempt for readable or understandable art. Initial step to lead beyond the borders of conventional art – to AU.

UArt – term from late 60ies/ early 70ies mostly used in connection with Alphabet-works.