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Spaziergangswissenschaft / Wanderlust






Spaziergangwissenschaft [Walking as an absolute science]. Writings, reflections, drawings, models, performances about society, ecology versus economy. It is seen as a forum for discussion about sociological and ecological visions. In this project there are links to Alfred Dürer [1471 - 1528], Caspar David Friedrich [1774 - 1840], Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900], Fernando Pessoa [1888-1935], Joseph Beuys [1921-1986], Luis Baragan [1902-1988], Willem Schinkel [1976], ...





I C H  B I N  D E R  W E L T  A B H A N D E N  G E K O M M E N .


Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Mit der ich sonst viele Zeit verdorben

Sie hat so lange nichts von mir vernommen

Sie mag wohl glauben, ich sei gestorben!


Es ist mir auch gar nichts daran gelegen

Ob sie mich für gestorben hält.

Ich kann auch gar nichts sagen dagegen

Denn wirklich bin ich gestorben der Welt.


Ich bin gestorben dem Weltgetümmel

Und ruh' in einem stillen Gebiet!

Ich leb' allein in meinem Himmel

In meinem Lieben, in meinem Lied!


Friedrich Rückert [ 1788 - 1866 ].





The burden of endless desire





Traces: our ways of exploring - the psyche of the walker





Where we find truth, real truth?





Discussion forum for instant democarcy - the politics of the heart





Travelling: a voyage as art.





A clash or harmonic polarity?





Consumption blues, palaces for the perfectly unhappy





The chosen isolation of those who give up





What to do, what to mean to society?





Information is not 'knowledge'





Nature as artificial environment





Ways of looking - a wonderful misunderstanding





Error > < Error. An isolated conversation





Are we consuming lust, tenderness, devotion, love, affection, dreams, beauty...





A history of suffering, horror and endlessly repeating human tragedy





Institute for contemporary narcissism





Hommage Gaspar David Freidrich [1774-1840].





The adoration of the idol of innocence





The unknown depths of mankind





Ways of hidden addiction





An endless stream: carried away by daily habbit





A universal timeless testimony from the distant past: lovers heritage





To our new arrivals





When emptiness is fullness





A one way conversation? A forum for experienced dreamers?





The dialectic of urban city silence





Observing the other?





Architecture as a tool to comfort





To whom shall I entrust my thoughts, my deepest desires?





Collaborations and their hidden agendas





The forgotten





The ruins of human ability





An equilibrium of oppositions and the dialectics of failure




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