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goes back to the street - restaging of a tour against racism and polemics in every day language and thinking through a number of districts of Vienna

Between April 13th and 28th, 2010, an interdisciplinary team of cultural and social workers meets again to discuss daily racism with people in the streets in highly frequented streets and food markets in the Vienna districts Leopoldstadt, Landstraße, Wieden, Favoriten, Simmering, Meidling, Ottakring, Hernals, Brigittenau and Donaustadt:

Katharina Gollonitsch, youth worker, Karin Gruber, social worker, Marie Miklau, actor, Alexandra Reill, media artist, Ambrol Stoika, media designer, Klaus Tauber, actor, and in cooperation with the teams of Back Bone 20, Back on Stage 10, Streetwork Wieden.

The team spreads “strange” [post-]cards with "odd" image and text quotations from the media. Historical images document the situation of unemployed people in the 30ies, Nazi propaganda on the term of work and the strong enthusiasm of a much to high share of the population of Vienna to the “Anschluß” in 1938. Contemporary populism such as polemics of bloggers on some of the online platforms of Austrian newspapers are compared with the historic situation. Is it the same hostility to "foreigners" we already had to do with in Nazi times?

In the discussion with people, prejudices and populist arguments are talked about to show how they have been used by racist forces at all times. Today's controversies surrounding the issues of work, wealth and poverty are discussed on the street - fields of social life that are still strongly abused for racist slogans vilifying and threatening people with different cultural backgrounds.

With the project REAL ONES ALWAYS SURVIVE or WOULD SAY NO? VI, a sixth adaptation of the original sequence installed in shops and restaurants in Kirchengasse and Siebensterngasse in 1070 Vienna in autumn 2008 in cooperation with entrepreneurs who gave the cards to their clients, Alexandra Reill and the interdisciplinary team afresh stand up to everyday racism and xenophobia, prejudice and populist polemic and the fear of the unknown.

When and where:

1020 Vienna, in front of Karmeliterkirche / Taborstraße
TUESDAY, APRIL 13th, 2010, 3 to 7 pm
if it does not rain, otherwise:
FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1030 Vienna, Rochusmarkt
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14th, 2010, 3 to 7 pm
if it does not rain, otherwise:
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010, 10 am to 2 pm

1040 Vienna, Alois Drasche Park
in cooperation with Streetwork Wieden
THURSDAY, APRIL 15th,l 2010, 3 to 7 pm
if it does not rain, otherwise:
TUESDAY, APRIL 27th, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1100 Vienna, Reumannplatz
in cooperation with Back on Stage 10
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1110 Vienna, Simmeringer Hauptstraße in front of EKZ Grillgasse
SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010, 10 am to 2 pm

1120 Vienna, Meidlinger Hauptstraße
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1160 Vienna, Brunnenmarkt / Yppenplatz
TUESDAY, APRIL 20th, 2010, 3 to 7 pm
if it does not rain, otherwise:
MONDAY, APRIL 26th, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1200 Vienna, Maria-Restituta-Platz / Wehlistraße
in cooperation mit Back Bone 20
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2010, 3 to 7 pm

1220 Vienna, in front of Donauzentrum
Dr.-Adolf-Schärf-Platz / Anton-Sattler-Gasse
THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2010, 3 to 7 pm
if it does not rain, otherwise:
Mi, 28. April 2010, 15 bis 19 Uhr

kanonmedia, Vienna 2010

Concept and Press Contact
Alexandra Reill, call: + +43 [0] 6991 820 70 03, mail to: alexandra.reill@kanonmedia.com,
visit: http://www.kanonmedia.com/portfolio/concepts/amf.htm
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REAL ONES ALWAYS SURVIVE or WOULD WE SAY NO? VI is supported by Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Minderheiten, Grüne Bildungswerkstatt, Karl Renner Institut as well as by the District Councils of Brigittenau, Donaustadt, Favoriten, Hernals, Leopoldstadt, Landstraße, Margareten, Meidling and Simmering and the NGOs Back Bone 20, Back on Stage 10, Kultur in Favoriten, Kulturverein Liebenswertes Hernals, Streetwork Wieden, Wiener Jugendzentren and Wiener Volksbildungswerk.