The installation “Ohne Titel” (Untitled) by Thomas Mayfried draws attention to the visual appearance of the games. The design concept by Otl Aicher, who did an incredible amount for the political utopia of Munich ’72, is firmly anchored in the collective memory of the happy mood of the ’72 Games, also through the numerous throngs of flags in the urban space. On 38 flagpoles of the Oberschleißheim rowing regatta course, at the historic position, the hill on the west side, Thomas Mayfried will remember the unmistakable design of the games and deconstruct it for the viewer: Flags that illustrate the design grid, the color code, the typography of the Olympic design and its high social and communicative potential. planned period: August 26 to Fall/Winter 2022.
The project is accompanied by a discussion on the regatta site between Thomas Mayfried, Sebastian Klawiter and Karsten de Riese, contemporary witness and official NOK photographer at the time.
Thomas Mayfried, born in 1966 in Karlsruhe, lives and works in Munich.