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Reise nach Ägypten

6 hours
Live Performance at Action Manual Vol I & II
Dortmunder Kunstverein, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Castle of Rheda
Dortmund, Marl, Rheda

As the six hour live performance trip ‚Reise nach Ägypten‘ (journey to egypt) unfolded inside a bus, 40 guests were led to the exhibition halls of Dortmunder Kunstverein in Dortmund, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten in Marl and the Orangerie at the Castle of Rheda. The live performance went back to an event in 2007, in which the artist went alone on a bus trip to the Sinai region, which was bombed a year earlier. The title refers to the children‘s game ‚Journey to Jerusalem‘ and acts as a reminder for a romantic theme that has fallen by the current political situation of the Sinai into disrepute. The journey began in the city of Cairo in the Catskills, led to the Bedouins at the foot of Sinai and from there to a group of young Turks in West Germany, and finally to a castle with a princess and prince. It reflected upon the psychological processes of projection and faith.
Text by Melanie Körkemeier

Commissioned by Skulpturenmuseum Marl, Werkstatt Bleichhäuschen and Dortmunder Kunstverein.