Film Screening & Panel Discussion “Triple Benefit Principle – Can we really live in a sustainable way?” on 20 November

“Triple Benefit Principle – Can We really Live in a Sustainable Way?” is a short film produced by Klaus Renoldner and Laura Skocek. Facing the facts of man-made climate change, it presents the possibility of a sustainable life style.

Duration: 14 min. 50 sec.

Based on his experiences, working as a physician in Latin America and a rural Austrian community, Klaus Renoldner developed the Triple Benefit Principle between 1996 and 2011 as an attempt to realize a sustainable and ecological lifestyle.

The three facets of the Triple Benefit Principle are:
1. living a low carbon lifestyle regarding housing, consumption and transport;
2. improving health through cycling at individual, local, and global scales;
3. investing the financial savings from facet 1 in renewable energy generation.

Targeted investment of savings can lead to the so-called individual energy break-even point within a couple of years, balancing gross individual energy consumption and provision of clean energy to the public.

In the context of mounting damage in the Global South caused by man-made climate change, the short film invites those who can to take responsibility and take action.

The film showing is followed by a panel discussion, the participants are:

Petra Busswald, DI, founder of Akaryon, sustainability tools, creator of 1st online carbon footprint calculator in Austria

Friedrich Hinterberger, Dr. economist, founding director of SERI (Sustainable Europe Research Institute)

Helga Kromp-Kolb, Univ. Prof. Dr., meteorologist and climate scientist, head of Centre for Global Change and Sustainability, BOKU

Klaus Renoldner, Dr. med., MSc., physician and researcher in sustainable development

Laura Skocek, Mag.a art. artist and filmmaker

Dave Leonard, PhD, lecturer in political economy, MODUL University Vienna, Department of Sustainability, Governance, and Methods

Language: English

In cooperation with Hauptbücherei Wien

Triple Benefit Principle:
Klaus Renoldner:

IPPNW – Interview with Dr. Ron McCoy


Interview/Editing/Animation: Laura Skocek
Camera: Christoph Gruber

Year: 2017

Duration: 8’34“

A longtime IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) leader and “godfather” of ICAN (International campaign to abolish nuclear weapons) discusses the abolition of nuclear weapons and the process leading to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons during an interview conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2017.




This collection of “abstracts” was produced during a month-long stay at the Rimbun Dahan residency in Kuang (Malaysia).

They are a direct response to the surroundings and produced with no particular goal in mind other than hone skills and gain knowledge about the place.



Sketches for kinetic sculptures








Sketch for reactive (tangible) poetry machine

By putting coins in the pocket of the jacket the pictured text will disappear only to bring forward a new creation of words gradually until they are disappeared again.


Otherwise the residency had a strong documentary focus and led to the production of a documentary about the Thaipusam festival.

Also an interview for an animated documentary on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons was filmed (in collaboration with IPPNW). The film can be viewed here.


Laura Skocek, 2017

Europe I-III

Video Vignettes


One Zero One

Year: 2015/2016

A visual poem mapping the moments and stages of waiting at the harbour.
Different situations captured during a 2-month stay in Reykjavik were arranged to measure the dimensions of a space beyond time.

Music: Deepchild – 7 ways to forget

Duration: 3’33”


Lithuania – Fragment II

Year: 2014/2016

Fragments of the journey of a researcher investigating the borders of humanity.

Locations: Parnidden Dunes, Nida, Klaipeda
Genre: Science Fiction
Music by: Sergey Cheremisinov – Waves

Duration: 1’55”


UPCOMING: Part III – Landlos


noise pieces

Reactive sound sculptures

Year: 2015


Noise is transformed into the beginning of familiar tunes by pulling and stretching.
A mind map of auditive memory can be discovered beneath a textile surface, the user is acting as a trigger.
The characteristics of the material make the emerging layers of sound subject to constant change, even when the sensing parts of the objects are not touched at the moment.

This is a continuation of the work Noise Rag.






Installation sketch

Photos by Stephanie Paine

Woman Yelling at Waves

Reactive video sculpture
Year: 2015



A woman yelling unintelligible words into the sea.

A staircase.

An interruption of thought.


Performance documentary 2’55” – camera by Christoph Gruber
Commercial break – 3 Videos à 12”

Materials: monitor, 2 plinths, Arduino UNO, MPR121 board, capacitance sensing staircase made of ITO plastic and cardboard, acrylic paint, tape, computer

Software: Arduino, vvvv


“Scenery is Dim” Exhibition Setting @ Sím Gallery, 101 Reykjavik – April 2015