Transition Exclusive

Sree­ning of “Tran­si­ti­on Exclu­si­ve” (qujOchÖ 2009) /// 
Reichl & Part­ner (AUT) /// 
Revol­ver Dog (AUT) /// 
/LLLLL (AUT) ///

Thu, Febru­ar 25 2010, 20:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

TRANSITION EXCLUSIVE ana­ly­zed exclu­si­on mecha­nisms using the examp­le of Linz Cen­tral Sta­ti­on, which recei­ved many awards for being the most beau­ti­ful train sta­ti­on in Aus­tria. qujOchÖ inter­ven­ed in the dai­ly life at the train sta­ti­on, and hyper regu­la­ted this space. Based on three pre­mi­ses “A train sta­ti­on is only as beau­ti­ful as the peop­le!”, “Only a clean train sta­ti­on is a beau­ti­ful sta­ti­on” and “With effi­ci­en­cy and high speed towards a new area in the European long-distan­ce tra­vel!”, qujOchÖ impo­sed arbi­tra­ry rules on cer­tain days.

The three inter­ven­ti­ons were action-ori­en­ted: qujOchÖi­ans using ori­gi­nal uni­forms of the Aus­tri­an Federal Rail­ways ÖBB were stan­ding at dif­fe­rent points, exp­lai­ned the new cam­pai­gn to guests and dis­tri­bu­t­ed fly­ers. The aim was to inspi­re peop­le to reflect exces­si­ve regu­la­ti­ons they usual­ly take for gran­ted. In this way, the exclu­ding cha­rac­ter of exis­ting rules was over­sta­ted.

The pro­ject was based on the deba­te on public and semi-public spaces in the pre­vious years. In the past, the ÖBB has also intro­du­ced a strict code of beha­viour on train sta­ti­ons regu­la­ted by spe­ci­fic, part­ly repres­si­ve, exclu­si­on mea­su­res, espe­ci­al­ly when it comes to obser­va­ti­on, poli­ce pre­sence, clean­li­ness of toi­lets and homeless peop­le. Train sta­ti­ons guests who did not respect rules, for instan­ce, becau­se they were not “beau­ti­ful” enough or wal­ked too “slow”, were kept from using this public space.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)


(Came­ra: Lukas Kron­stei­ner, Edi­t­ing: Ingo Ran­dolf)