Compared to Stefan, Oliver’s memories of school are fuzzy. He can still recall the BSZ building. After all, his second home is located directly next to it, in the Sony skyscraper. Yet particular episodes are difficult for him to remember. Despite this, Oliver seems to be the ideal person to talk with in order to obtain some biographical background for Grubinger’s second anamorphic work. After
all, his ambivalent relationship to BSZ is one reason why he no longer "really remembers." In those days, Oliver wasn’t really interested in being part of the crowd. Just like his friends he couldn’t really identify with the daily school routine.

During breaks, he regularly met with Mike and Tina behind the school to smoke; often they hung around in the ‘forbidden’ patio, as protest. "We weren’t really made for each other," he says for the record, in his slightly dramatic manner, which reminds you of a movie script, "but fate brought us together. We were like a secret club, a clandestine ring. Between classes, we always hung around together and talked about God and the world. Or did we really just talk about school? Yes and no. You might say that the school and its system of order were always starting points for particular, repeated discussions. We criticized the teachers. Made fun of them. But we were always trying to comprehend the school system as part of the societal order. You know what I mean: school, civil service, college, job. The path of life. Everything pre-programmed. But my friends and I always talked about what was going on outside of school, too." Around this time, Tina had supposedly had several abortions - and during breaks, they were always trying to think about other things. They imagined a mysterious boss who gave them assignments that led them to cities like Düsseldorf, Paris, and Vienna (as "Charlie’s Angels", they were supposed to gather information in various shopping centers). Looking back, however, Oliver isn’t sure if one particularly memorable break from school routine actually took place. Or if, under the influence of spending so much time watching computer and TV screens, they simply imagined it...

As they often did, they crouched together on the ground and smoked cigarettes, making casual remarks every once in a while. The enigmatic building in front of them had a metallic sheen. When they moved, they noticed that they could see their reflections. It was actually an encounter of the third kind, as Tina said later. The building seemed like a UFO to them, a construction from a neighboring planetary system. Amphibian-like, the vaulted roof bulged up and merged smoothly into the outer façade. Suddenly it seemed as if the building had no corners or edges – that it lay like a solid mass of quicksilver in the midday sun. When they squinted, the contours appeared more distinctly, only to disappear again in the next blink of an eye. In the hot air, the reflections in the building’s surfaces overlapped each other; the building seemed to noticeably dissolve, to melt into a kind of malleable mass. While the three sat on the ground, believing that the building was moving backward into the distance, the fluid, matte, silver, sparkling air appeared to be directly in front of them, so close they could almost touch it. "My memory stops right there, just as we started poking around in it with our fingers. I have no idea how it ended."

However, in a probable case of overestimating himself, Oliver has a very good memory of what he now calls his idea of forming cliques: "In class, the talk was always about teamwork and rhizomatic group formation – but we showed the others what that really meant." Instead of dividing up into a few large groups – the usual street gangs – students split into many small groups that were constantly reforming and dissolving. You could count their members on one hand. Often the groups that had been formed in class hung together after school. The group projects made that necessary anyway. Teams frequently worked on their class projects in their free time, since projects lasted for weeks and sometimes months. Some teams started their own companies and are still together. But for some people, the social pressure was too much. Oliver today: "Of course, we survived."