Team: Alessia Scuderi, Jana Alaraj, Milly Reid, Enrico Tomassini, Sebastian Kraner, Karolína Plasková, Julia Wohlfahrt, LaSchandré Coetzee, Michel Gölz, Virginia Lui, Sassan Bahmanabadi, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Martin Färber, Christina Schraml
Politics of fear consisted of a series of interventions in public space. Starting in different Austrian cities, the series is being implemented where needed. The project is an artistic research-based survey that illustrates current fears and worries, and tries to collectively overcome them by creating interactions, links and common ground, as well as by listening as political action.
In September 2016, the Herbert-Bayer-Platz for example in the city center of Linz became the showcase of a two-day artistic intervention in public space. Everyone was invited to participate and leave their traces in the city. For the intervention the collective constructed a Black Box, a chamber of Fear, and placed in the center of the square. A Muezzins call to prayer-like song was calling the passers-by. Only when listening closely, one could identify the german phrase as "Fürchte dich nicht". Inside the cube, empty newspaper-fakes could be filled with fears.
A cooperation of Social Design_Arts As Urban Innovation // Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien with gfk Gesellschaft für Kulturpolitik OÖ and afo architekturforum Oberösterreich