Monika M. Kalcsics / Eugene Quinn

Out of Graz, Discussion


15.10.2016, 19:30
In deutscher und englischer Sprache
Mit 40 Gesprächsgästen aus Politik, Kultur und der Region

Kniely Haus Leutschach

Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

steirischer herbst 2016 does not only cross boundaries in the metaphorical sense. Not only is the border region in southern Styria artistically in focus – but culinarily too, as here, at an evening meal with an unusual blind date.

Austria’s border with Slovenia is rich in history: Once a theatre of war, it later became home to hiking trails and – just recently – fences. What will the border look like in autumn 2016? It’s a controversial issue and because, as they say, talking brings people together and the best talk is always over dinner, space and place with steirischer herbst invite you to a “Social Dining” in Leutschach.

The “Grenzlandgespräche” are a special kind of blind date, with people meeting other people with whom they don’t often have dinner with. People that talk about the current situation and about what it used to be like in the border area. The hosts of a three-course menu of local specialities include mayors, wine-growers, artists and many others. There will also be a menu of questions intended to engage the participants in a deep discussion of globe-spanning events and everyday affairs.

Monika M. Kalcsics from Graz has received international prizes for her documentaries and reports broadcast on Ö1. British artist Eugene Quinn is an urbanist and inventor of the Vienna Ugly Walks. Both live in Vienna and operate the urban organisation space and place that gives an artistic perspective to dialogues over dinner. The “Grenzlandgespräche” are an invitation to anyone who enjoys taking a different perspective in an unusual setting.

Konzept / Idee: space and place
Konzept / Idee: Eugene Quinn
Konzept / Idee: Monika M. Kalcsics
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: space and place
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Eugene Quinn
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Monika M. Kalcsics