‘How do people feel about Messestadt Riem?’. The
group of artists calling themselves the Department
for Public Appearances in Messestadt Riem is asking
local inhabitants to speak out in answer to this
The project focuses on developing of a new way of gauging public opinion.
The Department for Public Appearances has produced five sets of cloth banners
in different colours with which residents can express
the following opinions: ‘I love Messestadt Riem’, ‘It’ll all come right in the end’, ‘Yes, but...’, ‘Here today, gone tomorrow’ and ‘Messestadt Riem– no thanks’.
Residents are called on to display the banner of their choice from a window in their home. The opinions articulated in this way will add up to a public image of attitudes in Messestadt Riem that can be clearly apprehended by everyone.
During the project, local inhabitants will be asked what they think of this manner of gauging public opinion. The results of these enquiries, and of the banner displays, will be announced by the Department for Public Appearances in Messestadt Riem at the end of the event.