Is Linz beautiful?

Placing posters in public space

Sat, August 26th 2006, 10:00
Flood protection dam Alt-Urfahr-West, Linz

Is Linz beautiful? In May 2006 the people of Linz were asked were asked this question by the „Linz 2009 GmbH”. One could answer with YES, NO or IT DEPENDS. qujOchÖ takes this question to heart. The answer logically is this strange IT DEPENDS.

Following the call that contribution is welcome, qujOchÖ decided to make a small but fine “beautification campaign”. Target was the mobile flood protection dam in Linz-Urfahr. It was acrime that art has been completely forgotten there.

A welcome opportunity to decorate the concrete wall in an urban center with an artistic intervention. Armed with retro photo wallpaper from the 1980s, paste and wallpaper brush, on an easy Saturday morning, qujOchÖ spreaded out to make Linz a little bit nicer.

The result which one could see also from far away was documented photographically and cinematically and a nice postcard was made with a different view on Linz than the Pöstlingberg, Lentos und Hauptplatz. The intervention was also supported, as you can see in the video by the police of Linz.

The artistic intervention calls the question about an aesthetic judgement (“Is Linz beautiful?) into question with easy means.

(Photos: qujOchÖ)


(Camera/Editing: qujOchÖ)