Squatting in the Olympic Stadium Munich
In a city like Munich, where housing prices have skyrocketed over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult for people with modest incomes to subsist. Inspired by ideas about the rejuvenation of space, McCarthy and Blum aim to honor and propagate Väterchen Timofei and Natascha’s pride in a procession of the empowered or (so-called) ‘weak’ and ‘outsiders’ of Munich as an appeal to citizens to take matters into their own hands. When een the former mayor Christian Ude referred to Timofei’s church as ‘Munich’s most charmingly illegal construction,’ it is about time to loosen up the rules and regulations.
The procession will connect Aleksandra Wasilkowska’s installation in the East-West Peace Church to Massimo Furlan’s performative reenactment of the 1974 World Cup Match between East Germany and West Germany at the Olympic stadium. The procession will end at the stadium with a live rendition of both anthems as a classic kick-off to the game – interpreted by Kö?k choir and conducted by Manuela Rzytki. The halftime show will be played by McCarthy’s new band Moon Not War, consisting of Antenne Danger, Ruben Granados & Shino Plum. Sausages and beer will be available. At 7:45 pm sharp.
As part of Public Art Munich (PAM)