At the opening evening of the exhibition Public Folklore, a group of geese was seen marching through the city of Graz. The geese and their leaders marched in a formation that is conventional for parades and processions in folk culture and which is frequently derived from military formations. Those joining in with these parade spectacles become parts of a larger organism, fitting themselves into its order and community. As with celebrations, dance events and also other rituals of politically steered folk culture, normative models of behaviours are trained here which simultaneously also represent the conditions for belonging to the social whole.
Performance, 2 hours, 2011. Commission for Public Folklore, Kunstverein Graz and Sterlicher Herbst.