Is Linz beautiful?

Pos­ter cam­pai­gn in public space ///

Sat, August 26 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 a crime 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 swar­med 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)