Peter Schloss with Grupa Ee
The Way Out—Visitor and Press Center

Installation / Commissioned work


Murgasse 6

Production specifics
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’21

steirischer herbst traditionally offers a visitor and press center that temporarily occupies a space in town. It gives guests a place to meet and have coffee, but also serves as an artwork in its own right.

This year’s decor was created by Peter Schloss, an artist with a long-standing interest in precise measurement and perceptual illusion, working in collaboration with the collective Grupa Ee. Together they have created a unique allover painting for this year’s Visitor and Press Center, reacting to its venue, a former drugstore. Combining overlays of patterns derived from conventional warning tape and other urban barriers, it yields something akin to the famous Café Wall Illusion first described in 1898, thus offering a small and playful way out in the form of psychedelia for the eyes, no drugs required.

Collaborators: Lukas Bayer, Jo Maier, David Mase, Heinz Leitner