Mythos Hofer

Thu, August 27 — Sun, August 30 2009 /// 
Inns­bruck, Berg Isel/An­dreas-Hofer-street/S­par super mar­ket Leopoldstraße/Tyrolean State Muse­um Ferdinandeum ///

Fol­low­ing an invi­ta­tion by local artists qujOchÖ savored a sum­mer trip to Inns­bruck. In sym­bol­ic exile the actu­al place was used as het­ero­topi­cal point of insight. Focus of the project was an intense exam­i­na­tion of and research into the mytho­log­i­cal sto­ry of rebel­lion in con­nec­tion with the Tyrolean free­dom fight­er Andreas Hofer. Dur­ing the Andreas-Hofer-anniver­sary year qujOchÖ set out inter­ven­tions and rein­ter­pre­ta­tions in pub­lic space, ask­ing what char­ac­ter­izes the role of rebels. There­fore qujOchÖ ran­dom­ly chose four dif­fer­ent rebels from Wikipedia (RAF, Pip­pi Long­stock­ing, Abdul­lah Öcalan and Bob Mar­ley) and exchanged sym­bols of the rebel Andreas Hofer in Inns­bruck with sym­bols of those rebels.