Exhibition - 23.9. till 15.10.2006

Performance:  „Sad Block Brass Band"

Saturday, 23.9., 11 a.m.

bankleer (Berlin)

Starting point: Hauptplatz around the fountain

4 hours funeral procession through the inner city of Graz

Finale: ca. 3 p.m, Forum Stadtpark

On the opening day a funeral procession accompanied by a professional brass band is marching through the City of Graz. The procession stops in front of places and institutions that stand for the failure of an utopia, where exclusion is being produced at the moment. A roadmap with information about the individual stations is published in the local media and handed out to passers-by during the procession.

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Official Opening: NO SPACE IS INNOCENT!

Saturday, 23.9., 6 p.m.

The curators Marina Gržinić (Vienna /Ljubljana), Margarethe Makovec (Graz) und Walter Seidl (Vienna) are guiding through the exhibition.

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Lectures/ Presentations/ Panel

Sunday, 24.9., 12 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Moderation: Marina Gržinić (Vienna/Ljubljana)

12 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. Lectures

„Biosphere Atelier Méliès“

Ralo Mayer & Philipp Haupt (Vienna)

In 1897 Georges Méliès constructs his film studio as a glass house. In the following years he develops a range of essential film tricks and produces the first Science Fiction films like "Le Voyage dans la Lune". A century later the actual landing on the moon has been long ago. And post-Fordism, this daily looped model film, heavily resorts to the bag of tricks for the manipulation of space, time and subjectivity: Forced perspective, mirrors, masking. A futurist rear projection in the glass house of Forum Stadtpark, at the same time an introduction to the workship of the following weeks.

„Why, It's no Rocket Science! - Critical Theory in Space“

Tomislav Medak (Zagreb)

 „Action Script - The possibility of Art in the reality of war“

Galit Eilat (Tel Aviv)

3 p.m. -4.30 p.m.  Performance/ Lecture

„Re- Delegating, archiving performances on- the- edge- of- the- void“

Ana Vujanović/ Marta Popivoda/ Bojana Cvejić (Belgrade)

About the limits of current performance art – proposals for non-existing and probably not viable performances submitted by nine invited artists

„Metastasis of democracy and the matrix of fragmentation of the east“

Šefik Šeki Tatlić (Sarajevo)

4.45 p.m.-5.30 p.m. Presentation

„MALMOE - Producing independent media space“

MALMOE editorial staff (Vienna)

5.45 p.m. -7 p.m. Panel


bankleer (Berlin), Michal Blum (Vienna), Ursula Mayer (London/ Vienna), Artists Without Walls (Israel/ Palestine)

Starting from their own works the artists presented in the exhibition discuss whether there are still places which are surrounded by an aura of innocence.


Sunday, 24.9., 8 p.m. – 12 p.m. Uhr


4 hours of curated video/visual/film and lecture programs by 6 Tester's NODES: Fundación Rodríguez, Marina Grzinic, José Carlos Mariátegui, Marcus Neustetter, Oliver Ressler and Hito SteyerlTESTER project has been initiated in 2003 as  a network collaboration of  5 artists/activists/theorists coming from Berlin, Johannesburg, Lima, Ljubljana, Vienna,  and a group Rodriguez org. from the Basque Countries (Spain). Rodriguez org. is the  initiator of the project TESTER (produced by Arteleku, San Sebastian).  

Introduction: Fundación Rodríguez (Vitoria-Gasteiz)


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Science Fiction Convention Workshop

How Science Fiction is post-Fordism? The participants will ask this question by using methods of performative research, following the paths of film production and space exploration. The landing module will have spent 3 weeks in Graz, time to transmit some hi-res images accompanied by an audiotrack. The workship as well as the installation "Biosphere Atelier Méliès" are part of the research series HOW TO DO THINGS WITH WORLDS at the Manoa Free University.

More information about dates and participation: http://manoafreeuniversity.org/scificonvention

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Wednesday, 27.9., 4.10., 11.10,  at any one time 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

weekly Transmission via Radio Helsinki FM92,6

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Final presentation

Thursday 12.10., 8 pm

By and with Ralo Mayer, Philipp Haupt, Maren Grimm, Oliver Gemballa, Tomislav Medak u.a.

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Guided Exhibitiontours:

Mediation of art in the frame of steirischer herbst. Two of the exhibition tours through the art association KUNST.WERK. start in front of the Forum Stadtpark. The dialogically organized guided tours offer insights into the festival’s exhibitions and allow for personal encounters with artists and curators.

Sunday, 24.9., 3 pm - Start at the Performance/ Lecture by Ana Vujanović/ Marta Popivoda/ Bojana Cvejić (Künstlerinnen, Belgrade)

Sunday, 8.10., 3 p.m. – Talk with Daniel Erlacher (film- and music-curator, Graz) and Christoph Fringeli (musician, Basel)

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Michael Blum, The Three Failures, poster, 2006
Ursula Mayer, “Eclipse”, Film; Fotograf: Tim Brotherton, 2006