Belgium: We start in Essen, close the haven-city of Antwerp and the Dutch border, where we co-create the partial sculptures in a workshop with local people. During these workshops we make some portraits of these early co-creators. The first placements will be done with our results from this workshop, too. Holland: Crossing the border from Belgium, we continue our placements each 48 kilometer heading towards Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Groningen. Since we do not have this culturally and historically rich area on our main routes in W#1 – W#4, our interest of understanding the values of this region is big. In Belgium and Holland we are facing an anthropological approach towards the local people/co-creators. Belgian Anthropologist Mitte Scheldemann will guide, monitor and evaluate the process with us. With her help we define the standards for our scientific approach on our anthology of human values that will follow us around the globe. Germany: Crossing the border to Germany, still following the old routes of the Hansa, it presents itself and its inhabitants in a different glance with every placement we do. Via Hamburg we arrive at the Baltic Sea: Lübeck, Rostock, Greifswald and arriving at the Island of Usedom. Slavic sounding city names remind us of the rich cultural and political exchange in this region ever since. At this place we cross the border to Poland: Placing our sculptural mosaic of WEARTH encaustic wax bricks each 48km along the Baltic Sea coast, we reach the cultural heritage Gdansk. From here it is only a stone’s throw to the Russian exclave Kaliningrad, where we also place some stones with the locals. In Germany, Poland and Russia we are targeting at an artistic outcome of the literary portraits by working together with German, Polish and Russian speaking authors, who give written testimony of the values accounted for in their respective languages. This pilot gives us a better feeling and insight of the bigger picture- of OUR GLOBAL SCULPTURE WEARTH. Each placement opens our view for a different perspective, for individual ways of approaching life, for the vast variety of values on our planet. Both routes, Belgium – Holland – Germany and Germany – Poland –Kaliningrad will be followed by our camera team. All the outcome- the scientific essays, the literary portraits, the documentary movie and the photographs will be published to gain as much attention as possible. The attention is the base for all the support we need to make the global sculpture come true. Thanks for all co-creating with us; this trip is WEARTH it!
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