Zünd-Up

Zund-up, Auto Expander, 1969, DM 2157.2 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Zünd-Up (*1967), The Great Vienna Auto Expander, 1969. Pencil and red ink on tracing paper, 300 × 490 mm.

An element in this Viennese collective’s proposal to extend the city into a newly ‘psycho-dynamic’ street and park system, this ‘Cortina-Bob-Bahn’ would have ornamented the gardens of the Prater with a drive-yourself roller-coaster tower some 1500 metres high.

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On Michael Webb's still unfinished 1960s Sin Centre, in which the car becomes the plaything of architecture, and the ramped project about its dynamism and speed; on Zund-Up's erotic collages; and on other works of Viennese avant-garde, Walter Pichler and Hans Hollein.