Born 1957 in Vienna, Austria, ONA B. has worked as a painter, photographer and installation artist, as well in Land Art, Conceptual Art and Experimental Sound. Since 1987 she is working together with Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen (+2003) and Ingeborg Strobl and since 1993 also with Lawrence Weiner (NY), in the artist group DIE DAMEN. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Society of Women Artists and Artists in Austria (Vienna Künstlerhaus). ONA B. now lives in Vienna, Bisamberg and Strasshof / Nordbahn and she works as a freelance artist and curator.
The Hay is already dry in the Mountains
The installation consists of 100 hay drying devices (each with 3 cross braces – also known as Hoanzn, Triste, Heumandln, Dieme, Schober,...) and provides a reference to the origin and development of ancient agricultural practices since the Iron Age which has shaped the landscape in Europe for centuries . Each „Hoanzn“ is made by hand, and is therefore unique. These devices were highly valued, each provided with a monogram or name . The objects are returned as Land Art in memory of this traditional cultural practice of hay making into the landscape or now in Prague into an urban context and connects the present with a human measure in agriculture from yesterday.