is a network of four independent institutions in Graz whose common
interest lies in the conveyance of contemporary art within an
6pm Grazer Kunstverein
7pm Künstlerhaus KM– Halle für Kunst & Medien
8pm Camera Austria
10pm CMRK Party Kombüse
Opera bus stop, Bus 59a
Künstlerhaus KM–, Burgring 2
Motivation and Personality
8.12.2018 – 20.1.2019
The exhibition “Motivation and Personality” of British artist Stuart Middleton (*1987 Crewe, UK, lives in Glasgow) shows an original space-encompassing installation which considers the formative power of social environments and the consumptive potential of relationships. Mashing together fundamentals of animal behavioral science, meat production-line technology and obsolete, but in alternative pedagogical contexts still used, theories of human psychology, Middleton creates an experimental, sculptural machinery for Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien. Middleton’s walk-in-installation touches the audience not only on the intellectual, but also on the physical level and, following the biology of the ruminant, should even “digest” them.
Stuart Middleton works in a transdisciplinary and site-specific way. His interventions, which hover between installation and sculpture, are always conceived in relation to other media such as animation, drawing and fiction writing. For the exhibition in the lower level exhibition space of the Künstlerhaus, Middleton will construct a full scale replica of a “Livestock Handling System” designed by Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. The replica will use measurements taken from an operational slaughterhouse in the United Kingdom.
KM– on the Decks: Grrrls DJ Crew, 7.12., 8 p.m.
Artist talk: Stuart Middleton, Sandro Droschl, 8.12.2018, 2 p.m.
Lecture: Judith Benz-Schwarzburg (University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna), 10.1.2019, 6 p.m.
Upcycling Workshop: Stoffwerkstatt, 12.1.2019, 3–5 p.m.
Vortrag: Anja Ischebeck (Institut für Psychologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), 16.1.2019 6 p.m.
amongst others with a text by British-Indian writer Bhanu Kapil and a short story by Stuart Middleton
Stuart Middleton, 2018