SoS - State of Sabotage

Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention


21.9. - 14.10.
Konsulatsparkplatz des
SoS-Staates, Karmeliterplatz/ Paulustorgasse
Fr 21.9., 21:30
Freigabe des Parkplatzes
Sa 22.9., 14:00 - 16:00
Parteienverkehr durch
Robert Jelinek (A)
22.9. - 12.10.
Konsulat des SoS-Staates
in The Theatre
Mo, Mi & Fr, 14:00 - 16:00
So 14.10., 11:30
Demontage des Parkplatzes

Karmeliterplatz / Paulustorgasse

“SoS – State of Sabotage” was founded by Austrian artist Robert Jelinek four years ago. A real state, but one that is everywhere: a territorial phantom then, a state with no defined territory. SoS citizens are nomadic groups. Wherever “SoS – State of Sabotage” manifests itself – from Australia to Austria – it undermines existing systems by cancelling state-controlled land-holdings and frontiers.

During steirischer herbst, an SoS consulate will open in The Theatre at Karmeliterplatz and a city-centre car parking spot will be converted into the official consulate car park, for free use by SoS citizens using a specially created parking-meter. By installing official signs indicating “Except SoS state vehicles”, the urban and state territory will be re-marked. The SoS car park is a shift of state borders (Austria), a new state marker (SoS), and artistic sculpture by Robert Jelinek: a transnational entrance on national territory.

During the festival you can apply for citizenship at the SoS consulate in the festival centre.

Konzept / Idee: Robert Jelinek