"Everyone knows how FIFA acts and who profits from the federal investments on such occasions. I wanted to turn the tables, to expose the conflict between the interests of FIFA and those of the people. That's why I decided to build an artificial slum in Luise im Kunsthaus", Saiko told The Local.
"I didn't use any sponsoring or government incentive – nor take any tax money – for this art project was to me very, very important. We have no video walls, rather old TV models. Not a single rented decoration, but wood, tires and cardboard sorted out from the municipal waste disposal center."
The redecoration/art project baptized as 'Luise im Abseits' ('Luise in offside') has received mixed reviews. On the café's Facebook page, Erwin Posarnig writes that Luise im Abseits is just "a marketing ploy and brings too little as reflexive artistic endeavor".
His comment is countered by the enthusiasm of Christiane Rittner-Portschy, who considers Luise im Abseits a "genius idea" and says that "at least now, one has a chance to watch football from a slightly different angle".