Year of the rat – The beginning of a new start
2020

PLEASE SEND ME YOUR TEXTS ABOUT COVID-19: I'M LOOKING FOR YOUR UTOPIAS FOR THE TIME AFTER THE CRISIS

text / drawings - website, exhibtion
supported by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (cultural foundation of the State of Saxony)

YEAR OF THE RAT*: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW START.

The past few months have been disturbing and unlike anything we‘ve ever experienced.
Maybe we were scared and also humbled at the same time. Maybe we woke up? In the middle of the crisis, we all had a lot of thoughs and ideas of what to do, if Corona no longer determines our everyday life.
My artistic project Year of the Rat: The Beginning of a new start, supported through the Saxony Cultural Foundation, is dedicated to UTOPIAS, which come into our minds right now: we can‘t just continue as before! Therefor we had time during the Lockdown which brought us new ideas.

And it is not over yet. We have to continue to take care of the future after Corona, in so far we realize that nothing is at ist was before. What optimistic ideas do we take with us into an uncertain future? I collect texts that are sent to me and I draw them. I will create a website that gathers these texts and my drawings. This website is not intended to be an aesthetic product alone, but to grow over time into a platform for utopia.

Please support the project and send me your utopia on Covid-19.

  • According to the Chinese calendar, 2020 is the year of the rat.
    It stands for a new beginning and renewal.