quitch: Opening party

quitch: ope­ning par­ty (the offi­ci­al one) /// 

Fri, Novem­ber 19 2004, 18:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

Ope­ning addres­ses: 
qujOchÖ – expe­ri­men­tel­le kunst- und kul­tur­ar­beit /// 
Vice major Dr. Erich Watzl (Cul­tu­ral advi­sor of the City of Linz) /// 
Mem­ber of the Upper Aus­tri­an par­li­a­ment Gun­ther Trübs­was­ser (spo­kes­per­son for cul­tu­re at the Green Par­ty Upper Aus­tria) ///

Sil­ly (AUT) /// 
DJ-Line q_Pod (AUT) ///

quitch, ely­mus repens, com­mon­ly known as couch grass, is a very com­mon peren­ni­al spe­ci­es of grass nati­ve to most of Euro­pe, Asia, the Arc­tic bio­me, and nor­thwest Afri­ca. It has cree­ping rhi­zo­mes which enab­le it to grow rapidly across grass­land. It has flat, hai­ry lea­ves with upright flower spikes. Couch grass has beco­me natu­ra­li­zed throughout much of the world, and is often listed as an inva­si­ve weed It is very dif­fi­cult to remo­ve from gar­den envi­ron­ments, as the thin rhi­zo­mes beco­me ent­ang­led among the roots of shrubs and peren­ni­als, and each seve­r­ed pie­ce of rhi­zo­me can deve­lop into a new plant. (www.wikipedia.org)

In August 2004 the art and cul­tu­re collec­tive qujOchÖ tog­e­ther with clo­se artists moved in oppo­si­te the art muse­um Lent­os in Linz. A small but cosy accom­mo­da­ti­on was adap­ted and is now cal­led quitch. This com­bi­na­ti­on bet­ween labo­ra­to­ry, work­shop and ate­lier is going to be the base for fur­ther pro­fes­sio­nal and con­stant art and cul­tu­re work of the collec­tive.

quitch is an expe­ri­men­tal labo­ra­to­ry space, a moving dis­cour­se machi­ne and and plea­sura­ble poly­pho­ny in the mono­to­ny. quitch has sent out roots. quitch begins to spread ram­pant­ly. quitch makes Linz bloo­m­ing.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)