The Squeeze Chair Project Wendy Jacob with Temple Grandin

ShowingJanuary 16, 1998 - March 22, 1998

A collaboration between renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin and Chicago-based artist Wendy Jacob. The effects of Grandin’s autism led her, at age 18, to develop an apparatus, based upon cattle handling chutes, which applied soothing, mechanical pressure to her body to calm her anxiety and environmental sensitivity. Together, Jacob and Grandin have reinterpreted this original squeeze mechanism in the form of two upholstered livingroom “squeeze chairs” which anyone might try. The exhibition is accompanied by 14 of Grandin’s drawings of humane livestock handling facilities.


Temple Grandin will give a talk sponsored by the MIT List Visual Arts Center on the campus of MIT, Thursday, February 26 at 7pm in lecture room 10-250 (subject to change), 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Exhibition organized by the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
Catalogue available at LVAC gallery during run of exhibition.




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