Who will see that Johanna has lunch on the
table after school? Where can Sam go if things get too cramped for him
at home? Who looks after Aisha’s children while she is attending
the German course? Where does Ali meet his friends to play football? Where
can Marion turn if everything becomes too much for her at home? Where
do Amina and Nadia find room to dance? Who is Milan calling when he wants
to talk? Where can Lili feel free?
In spring 2019, the project “Wolke” (Cloud) was launched,
an artistic dialogue with people who visit the Department for Youth and
Family of the Municipality of Graz and its branch offices or cooperate
with them. The project team, consisting of artists, architects and cultural
anthropologists, wanted to use artistic means to provide an insight into
the personal support networks of young people and families.
On November 26th, the results of the many conversations within the framework
of this project have been resented: the artists Adina Camhy and Coline
Robin have created an expansive installation in the staircase of the Department
for Youth and Family, a large mobile based on the conversations. Five
booklets for the young and the young at heart are published to accompany
the project, each containing many drawings, quotes from conversations
and further in-depth texts.
In the frame of the presentation, the artists Adina Camhy and Coline Robin
reported on the background, development and significance of the project,
followed by short speeches by City Councillor Kurt Hohensinner, former
President of the Styrian State Parliament Kurt Flecker and Head of Department
Ingrid Krammer. Anton Lederer from < rotor > moderated and guided
through the opening ceremony. A delicious buffet was prepared by Jugend
am Werk and a musical programme by students of the BORG Monsberger secondary
school accompagnied the evening.
Project executing organisations: Department
for Youth and Family of the Municipality of Graz, < rotor >
center for contemporary art and the Styrian
Society for Cultural Politics.