installation art, sound, video, vinyl box release

May 13 – 21, 2022, 8 p.m.
RHIZOM homebase, Annenstraße 52, 8020 Graz, Austria

SCHLAUCH was founded in Graz in 1991 with the aim of developing and constructing sound machines, control units, trigger circuits and feedback systems on an analogue basis. The term music was abandoned in favor of the enhanced term sound generation. Experiments in the extreme range with organic material – mainly with the own body – became trend-setting for the work of the collective. SCHLAUCHs public performances became intensive situations, spaces were condensed by radical constructions, olfactory worlds were created and all sensory organs, starting from the ear, were attacked. Where radicalization is consistently pursued, the break that SCHLAUCH also experienced towards 1997 happens sooner or later:
The exhaustion of styles and acoustic monstrosity was at its limit, the collective dissipated. What is happening here at RHIZOM is not a nostalgic idealization, but the construction of a reference space with ascending and descending intensities/audiovisual abnormalities that are meant to envision: SCHLAUCH even works without a reunion.

SCHLAUCH 1991 to 1997: Garfield Trummer, Sven Fürst, Andreas Kaltenböck, Gerhard Zehner, Gerold Muhr, Thomas Weghofer, Michael Arlt-Sauseng;

Artistic concept: David Reumüller, Dusan Prodanovic, Robert Schäffer, Andreas Kaltenböck, Michael Arlt-Sauseng, Fritz Aigner;

Exhibition architecture: rudequipe Architektur, Helmut Kaplan, Garfield Trummer;

Film/video: OchoReSotto;

Label: Sozialkontakt:Karate Records;

Individual members subsequently formed new working units and pursued their own paths (Schlund, Firn, Nuoc mam Dirndl’n, Dogboy!, Spring and the Land).

Opening Event
Freitag, 13. Mai 2022,
um 20 Uhr

Öffnungszeiten aktuelle kunst in graz-Wochenende 13.–15.05.:
Fr. 17–22.00, Sa. 11–19.00, So. 11–17.00

Öffnungen: 19.–21.05.:
Donnerstag, Freitag und Samstag, jeweils 19–22.00

bis 21. Mai 2022

Annenstraße 52,
8020 Graz

im Innenbereich empfohlen

Cooperated with


Supported by

Kulturamt der Stadt Graz
Kulturabteilung des Landes Steiermark
AKM austro mechana
SKE Soziale & kulturelle Einrichtungen der austro mechana
SKK SozialKontakt:Karate (label)