The Swamp Thing: Opening

Dr. Fried­rich Schwarz (AUT) /// 
The Hap­py Kids (AUT) /// 
Nan­cy O. (AUT) ///

Sat, August 11 2011, 19:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

Urban Gar­de­ning pro­jec­ts are boo­m­ing. Par­ti­ci­pato­ry urban gree­ning as far as the eye can see, urban agri­cul­tu­re and sustai­na­bi­li­ty are on everyone’s lips. Wit­hout a doubt, once main­tai­ned in hip­pie com­mu­nes ide­als as rural self-suf­fi­ci­en­cy, it nowa­days has beco­me fan­cy in city cen­tres too.

qujOchÖ expands the sub­ject and con­tras­ted the dis­cour­se about the green recon­quest of meta hemer anthro­po­to­pes with a “non-place” in the broa­dest sen­se: in the urban back yard of quitch in Linz an arti­fi­ci­al bog-swamp thing as expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on field has been crea­ted. Apart from various plant­bree­ding-expe­ri­ments and stu­dy­ing the acoustic pro­per­ties, the Swamp Thing is used as a sta­ge for lec­tures, con­certs and scree­nings.



(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)