Lehner's installation "Snow Stick Parade" outlines a walk through
the centre of Oberwart. The installation covers the main square
of the town which usually functions as a bus stop. During a 16 day
period the bus stop will be moved elsewhere. The main square will
then be able to be used for other purposes.
One area will
be converted into a street cafe serviced by Oberwart's restaurateurs.
The path leads
to a more run-down area, the so-called "Rotunde", where cattle is
Up until recently these buildings played an important economic role
for Oberwart, but now they have become a blind spot considering
their centrality. The Rotunde itself is an architecturally interesting
building and is considered by the artist an alternative town centre.
Another part of the project leads across a school and the form of
the installation in this area was developed together with the pupils.
From there the Parade leads back to the main square.