2020, Graz (A)

FLUSSFLUSS - Castaway on the Mur

FLUSSFLUSS - Castaway on the Mur explores macro-utopias and speculative fictions and installs the landmark FLUSSFLUSS and a canopy for everyday appropriation.

Direct Urbanism

a project by orizzontale for NORMAL
Opening: June 11, 2021

cooperation partner in Graz: studio magic
engineering: HELT, Vienna
metal construction: Stefan Lozar

cooperation with: Youth Centre Am Grünanger; Manfred Nestelbacher/ subxperience

additional funding: Sports Department of the City of Graz

On the new beach at Grünanger in Liebenau, orizzontale will realise FLUSSFLUSS - Castaway on the Mur in May/ June 2021 (in cooperation with the Grünanger Youth Centre): “Residents are invited to dream together and build a floating system of platforms.”

After heated discussions and protests against the Mur power plant and the resulting transformation of the landscape space the new beach has now been realized at Grünanger, providing new qualities for the residents. The neighborhood is thus undergoing a process of transformation, which orizzontale takes up with their project FLUSSFLUSS making
a plea for a non-commercial use of public space.

FLUSSFLUSS refers to the film "Castaway on the Moon" (director: Lee Hae-Jun; South Korea, 2009) and thus asks questions such as: How do we behave on an island? What survival strategies do we develop, even against isolation? Is there an escape from everyday life, and if so, what might it look like?

A buoy with the lettering FLUSSFLUSS will appear in the water as signal for the collective activation of the site. In addition, a covered platform for appropriation by the population will be established as a permanent public place for further events and everyday use. The construction phase is offered by orizzontale for informal participation, in order to discuss current issues of society and urban development connecting to ecological topics.

In cooperation with the managers of the boat rental (Manfred Nestelbacher/ xperience and his partners) who will take care of FLUSSFLUSS after Graz Culture Year 2020, further programs will be realized - also based on desires by the residents.

Opening: 11.06.2021, 17:00

with Günter Riegler (Councilor for Culture/ City of Graz), Christian Mayer (Program Manager Graz Culture Year 2020), Christian Kvas (Head of the District Liebenau), orizzontale (Rome/ I) and transparadiso

18:00: Performances by: Barbi Basic, Janhavi Dhamankar, Sophia Mara Egger-Karlegger, Eren Can Puke// University of Applied Arts Vienna/ kkp

21:00: Film-Screening "Castaway on the Moon"

FLUSSFLUSS will be permanently installed - beyond Graz Culture Year 2020.

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Quartier Bienvenue

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