Transition Exclusive

SCREENING “TRANSITION EXCLUSIVE” (qujOchÖ 2009)
REICHL & PARTNER (AUT)
REVOLVER DOG (AUT)
/LLLLL (AUT)

Thu, Februar 25th 2010, 20:00
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz

TRANSITION EXCLUSIVE analyzed exclusion mechanisms using the example of Linz Central Station, which received many awards for being the most beautiful train station in Austria. qujOchÖ intervened in the daily life at the train station, and hyper regulated this space. Based on three premises “A train station is only as beautiful as the people!”, “Only a clean train station is a beautiful station” and “With efficiency and high speed towards a new area in the European long-distance travel!”, qujOchÖ imposed arbitrary rules on certain days.

The three interventions were action-oriented: qujOchÖists using original uniforms of the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB were standing at different points, explained the new campaign to guests and distributed flyers. The aim was to inspire people to reflect excessive regulations they usually take for granted. In this way, the excluding character of existing rules was overstated.

The project was based on the debate on public and semi-public spaces in the previous years. In the past, the ÖBB has also introduced a strict code of behaviour on train stations regulated by specific, partly repressive, exclusion measures, especially when it comes to observation, police presence, cleanliness of toilets and homeless people. Train stations guests who did not respect rules, for instance, because they were not “beautiful” enough or walked too “slow”, were kept from using this public space.

(Photos: qujOchÖ)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)


(Camera: Lukas Kronsteiner, Editing: Ingo Randolf)