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Visite Surprise: “Service”

Still of the video documentation of performance tour during the exhibition "Wahlverwandtschaften", Völkerkundemuseum Hamburg 2012

I introduce myself as a representative of the “SERVICE”, a fictitious German Secret Service, whose terminology I adopt both linguistically and ideologically. I postulate that the ethnographic exhibition was organized by the Secret Service in order to gain knowledge of terrorist organizations that use nomadic strategies and tactics.

Visitors are informed that the service is observing nomads in preparation for anti-terror special missions. Nobody objects.

Performance tour through the exhibition “Wahlverwandtschaften. Imaginationen des Nomadischen in der Gegenwartskunst”, Museum of Ethnography Hamburg.
50 min, 2012

In frame of the exhibition “Wahlverwandtschaften. Imaginationen des Nomadischen in der Gegenwartskunst” curated by Peter Herbstreuth
With works by: Daniel Baker, Joseph Beuys, Olaf Holzapfel, Bettina Hutschek, Damian Le Bas, Richard Long, Wilhelm Müller, Rémy Markowitsch, Ulrike Ottinger, Nada Sebestyén, Maja Weyermann, Akram Zaatari

Video documentation (in German)