The Graz Transmission
IP over Human Carrier 2
One of the highlights of "Hinter den Zeichen" (Behind the Signs) was the transmission of an e-mail protocol over the river Mur in Graz. In Graz, the river is separating two parts of the city: the historic, "rich" city with posh restaurants and shops at the right, and the poor quarters, mostly inhabited by immigrants, on the left side. City planners tried to change this situation by placing one of the most important pieces of recent architecture – Kunsthaus Graz, designed by London architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier – on the left side, trying to upgrade this neighborhood. .
As a contrast, the homeless people and punks, who have been driven away first from the city park, and then from the main square, are meeting on the promenade under the bridge of the river Mur, which is on the right side of the City.
The fish-team chose to use these locations for their final performance in the frame of “Hinter den Zeichen” scheduled for Nov. 13th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: One group was placed on the roof of Kunsthaus Graz, receiving an e-mail protocol from the second group, located on the riverbanks under the bridge. This time, the transmission only took 40 minutes: Talking the Fish.
Performers: Doris Jauk-Hinz, Jogi Hofmüller, Reni Hofmüller, Nicole Pruckermayr, Eva Ursprung, IOhannes m zmölnig, featuring cym, Ruby Sircar. Photos: cym, Doris Jauk-Hinz, Eva Ursprung