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Lake Constance, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, 2002 - 2004
Bodensee, Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz 2002 - 2004
The work was the first visual arts commission of the annual Lake Constance Music Festival. The area comprises cities like Sankt Gallen, Konstanz or Bregenz and many rural areas as well. The project approached the residents of the area in partnership with several newspapers. Two questions were asked:

Where do you come from?

Where do you want to go?

As a result of the answers of the readers, a world map was drawn, and produced for commercial billboards. It showed the small Lake Constance area itself, surrounded by the numerous places and countries of origin and immigration of its population. Furthermore, it revealed the preferred emigration destinations of the residents around Lake Constance.

Over 2,000 people particpated and 700 of these were randomly invited to a boat trip on the Euregia Ferry that visited the spot on Lake Constance where the three countries meet during its voyage.

Object: Newspaper ads, leaflets, billboards.
Partners: Local Museums, Galleries, Cultural Institutions, Schools.
Media partners: St. Galler Tagblatt, Thurgauer Zeitung, Vorarlberger Zeitung, Südkurier, Schwäbische Zeitung.
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