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)