7. Would you like to complain? Wollen Sie sich beschweren?
In the winter of 2016/17, Virginia Lui and Michel Gölz regularly set up their stand on Favoritenstraße and asked passers-by to deposit all kinds of complaints. They were supported by Suhaib Haidar – all three obviously and audibly not originally from Austria. The project proved immediately popular as it took place during the Federal Presidential elections and many people took the opportunity to frankly express their opinions. Very quickly, the complaining station became a meeting point where contrasting points of view clashed. The polite situation that was created by both of them led people to listen and talk to one another. Perhaps no one had agreed with anothers views but one result was that aggressive attitudes often relaxed to an exchange and people came back again and again. The complaints were recorded and then replayed in an academic context.
︎ European Symposium - educult.at
Virginia Lui, Michel Gölz, Suhaib Haidar
Favoritenstraße | 2016-2017
European Symposium - Cultural Politics and Right-Wing Populism | 2017