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Polaroid poll action …
Part of the Workshop East-West, Shedhalle, December 2002
Visitors of the Konsequenz project volunteered to pose in front of the polaroid camera and fill in a short questionnaire about their dreams in life and their notion of society. The action was initiated by Dimitrina, Alain, Emil, Frederikke, Alice.
To keep my inner freedom, never lose my passion, intensity & yearning and to be embedded in a circle of friends.
A society in which peace & tolerance are lived out, a society that is always also critical & raises questions.
Love and be loved, be happy and never forget that happiness can also be very small. Not always a dream, but sometimes: open up the corset of job, family and adapting-oneself, and get out! (But would I then really be happy?)
In a world in which every one has the same worth as a human being, and in which there are no scary, sick psychopaths.
Jeane (11), dancer and performer
To be a doctor or a lawyer
Reto (21), artist
So that the fairy tale is my life.
Where freedom + respect are central. I think that the structure of society should be influenced by all people, i.e., it should not be only flexible, but changing. (→ generative form) And this notion is not only about myself.
Melanie (26), works at the counter of a social assistence office for asylum seekers
Travel and get to know other cultures
Start a family
A house at the sea-side
For the world:
Every one's basic needs are covered
A healthy environment
I would like to live in a multicultural society in which there is space for every one, and solidarity and mutual respect are not a foreign word.
Marcondes (28), dancer and performer
I don't have any.
What is the dream of your life?
What kind of society would you like to live in?
Dagmar (45), professor of human geography, curator
Photographer of clouds and seeker of a working title for artistic work on a world tour.
Actually in the world as it is (even if I'd sometimes like to shoot someone to the moon (e.g., G. Bush)).
George (25), IT support
Peace on earth
A better distribution of resources among the world's population
On a personal level:
Be healthy and find fulfillment in profession and leisure
In a multicultural society in which every one accepts the other the way he is (culture, religion, world outlook)
To travel the world as a twosome on horse, motorcycle + car + write about it
Get to know cultures
To do good with my work
To leave marks
A society in which each living being is tolerated + estimated
… in which every one contributes to the “big picture” without having to let go of his personal freedom
Niklaus (258), artist
If one could cut life in halves like an orange, and experience it in cross section
House, car, wife, plants
E.g., I'd rather like to be a blue spruce in a light forest in Alaska
Censored nature morte with boxes of polaroid film
… polaroid poll actioN
Alice in action