Collateral Program 2018

CLIO Verein für Geschichts- und Bildungsarbeit & pArtisan – Kunst im sozial- und gesellschaftspolitischen Kontext

Ernst Logar & Heimo Halbrainer
Ort der Unruhe (Place of Unrest) 
Remembering Nazi terror in public space

This artistic action and book presentation in public space sets out to highlight the problem of commemoration, to reflect on the monument, and to probe the background of official commemoration culture by considering today’s Belgier-Kaserne, the former SS barracks. The starting point are the events of May 1945 when the SS had the bodies of those who had been executed and buried on the site of the SS barracks Graz-Wetzelsdorf disinterred to cover up Gestapo crimes in April 1945. This does not appear to have been completely successful, however, with repeated hints and rumors of the bodies of murder victims on the grounds of the barracks.
Ernst Logar, who already examined Nazi crimes at the Feliferhof firing range and the SS barracks Graz-Wetzelsdorf in depth in Den Blick hinrichten (Focusing the Gaze [on executions by the rifle squad]) in 2004, is currently looking at the Gedächtnishain (memorial grove), the new monument erected on the supposed site of the mass graves in 2011. This is a place with many facets: a scene of historical crimes, the last resting place of people who were executed, and a place of memory. It is still not known for sure whether the victims’ remains are actually buried on the grounds. The site has thus equally become a place of probability, uncertainty, and unrest.

7.10., 11:00

Public space outside the Justizanstalt Graz-Jakomini (prison center)
Conrad von Hötzendorf Straße 43
8010 Graz
www.justiz.gv.at

Free admission

7.10., 12:15

Belgier-Kaserne
Straßganger Straße 171
8052 Graz
www.bundesheer.at

Free admission

Free shuttle bus from Justizanstalt Graz to Belgier-Kaserne and back.

Please register by 5.10. via email: tickets@steirischerherbst.at.

Developed by Ernst Logar, Heimo Halbrainer

A coproduction of CLIO Verein für Geschichts- und Bildungsarbeit & pArtisan – Kunst im sozial- und gesellschaftspolitischen Kontext

Supported by steirischer herbst