Joachim Hainzl
Recycled History

Eine kuratierte Privatsammlung geretteter Alltagsgeschichte(n)

Event / Action / Happening / Party / Walk / Intervention, Discussion, Reading


13:00 - 21:00
8.10.2015, 18:00
Der Wert von Alltagsgeschichte. Eine Einführung in das Konzept der Sammlung „Recycled History“
9.10.2015, 18:00
„Unterm Hemd.“ Zu Erotik, Sexualität und Geschlechterrollen
10.10.2015, 18:00
„Wir hoffen auf ein Jahr wunderbarster, deutscher Kraftentfaltung“ – Einblicke in das Denken und Fühlen eines Grazer Nazis
12.10.2015, 18:00
„Und so muß ich Ihnen dann die traurige Mitteilung machen …“ – Der Zweite Weltkrieg in Feldpostbriefen
11.10.2015, 13:00
Wie soll man die Geschichte Grazer Migrantinnen und Migranten dokumentieren?
Diskussion mit Joachim Hainzl (AT), Otto Hochreiter (AT), Ali Özbas (AT) & Maryam Mohammadi (IR/AT)

Festivalzentrum im GrazMuseum

Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

Salvaged everyday stories/history and dumped knowledge – visitors can rediscover discarded memories in a private collection housed at the festival centre.

Over the past three decades, Joachim Hainzl has built up an archive of dumped knowledge and discarded memories. All parts of this random collection were disposed of by their owners and salvaged, ordered and rescued from oblivion by the private collector Hainzl. There is middle-class, conservative literature alongside post-war advice booklets, blood-and-soil tomes alongside colourful magazines from the 1960s. Personal letters, photo albums, contemporary documents, and knick-knacks bring people and their history/stories back to life.

For five days, the majority of the private collection is being transferred to the festival centre: as a personally hosted open-shelf library, as an exhibited archive in which people can browse. In readings from military letters and love letters, and in discussions visitors can immerse themselves in human fates so as to permanently inscribe these splinters of everyday history in collective memory.

Konzept / Idee: Joachim Hainzl