Location of I live at…
Handwerkergasse – Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte – Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur, Völklingen, Germany on 25 May 2007 to 15 June 2007
“The artistic experiment Virtual Residency examines the conditions of personal and collective destabilization than actual, strong engine of the migration stream: Individual pictures generate hope, fear, dreams, obligations, emergency, desire for change, will to the change. They are examples, “samples” or sample of motives for migration. By the virtual Projektionsfläche of the project, they receive its Internet platform, to their direction-finding transmitter a direction, visibly are made and find a place of residence. There they become representatively of their authors virtual residents.”
“In a second step the project group makes a Materialisierung of their ideas and concepts in the material area for a part possible of the virtual residents. On the basis of the “sample character” into the Virtual Residency entered concepts, developed the group the beginning, the ideas as material multimedia installations in different exhibitions in Europe, so-called “sample houses” to convert. The term “sample house” associates a collective Paradiesvorstellung. It is a pure place, a white place, a container, at the same time “void”, “brightly a space”, thus a place without an own character, without personality. The “sample house” becomes in such a way the ideal Projektionsfläche for motives for migration. Sample houses develop starting from October 2006 in Germany, France, Poland and Luxembourg.
Virtual Residency officially supported of the center for art and medium technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe.”