Angela Anderson & Ana Hoffner
Hexenküche – Formerly Known As
Innsbruck, Mühlauer Klamm
September - October 2023
Through a series of architectural and textual interventions at this specific site, the project “Hexenküche – Formerly Known As” will call into question the mainstream historical memory of the figure of the witch. This multi-part visual and sculptural work, including a medicinal herb garden, revised signage, and redesigned seating, will transform the location from one which actively reinforced gendered hierarchies into one which is welcoming and empowering for all who pass by.
In early fall, a panel discussion and workshop entitled “Who Owns the Mountain?” will take place in the context of this project. This event will address how structural inequalities and discrimination like racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia affect one’s experience in the mountains, with a specific focus on Innsbruck and the surrounding landscape. There will also be an opening of the newly designed Hexenkuchl in early fall.