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Peter Gabriel
Musician
Box Mill, Great Britain, 1999
Chromogenic Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Thingvellir
Crevice along the ridge separating the American and
Eurasian continental plates
Thingvellir, Island, 2003
Lambda Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Silvio Boehme
Unemployed
Weimar, Deutschland, 1997
Lambda Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Klara I. Sigurdadottir
Schoolgirl and tourist guide
Jökulsárlón, Vatnajökull, Island, 2003
Lambda Print/ mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Fabian Lenoir
Dr. Marina Winkler
Aage Rosendahl-Nielsen
Philosoph
Sonderborg, Denmark, 2002
Nathalie Assaraf-Weill
Dentist
Paris, France, 2003
Lambda Print, 59,5 cm by 74,5 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Paul Saunders & Soraya Mesgarzadeh
Lord Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist and conductor
Rainham, Essex, Great Britain, 1998
Lambda Print mounted on Acrylic, 175 cm by 219 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Demetrio Volic
Mikhail Gorbachev
Former president of the Soviet Union on the building site
of the Perestroika Museum
Moskwa, Rossija, 1998
Digital Pigment Print, Vintage, 74,5 cm by 59,5 cm cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Robi Guever
Sound engineer
Marstall, Weimar, Deutschland, 1997
Lambda Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Savva Kulish
Director, producer and scriptwriter
Moskwa, Rossija, 1998
Lambda Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 219 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Tadaaki Kuwayama
Artist
Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 1998
Chromogenic Print mounted on Acrylic, 175 cm by 219 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed
Nina Sharova
Pensioner and caretaker
Moskwa, Rossija, 1998
Chromogenic Print mounted on Acrylic, 120 cm by 150 cm
Signed on backside of print, framed

A couch tours the world.

The question posed by the Universal Couch project is: What do people living in the 21st century think, feel, wish and hope for.

Hundreds of people will answer fifteen universal questions, recorded on video and still photographs, and form a “Gallery of Mankind”.

The bright red couch is the common denominator for all nations, creeds, races and classes, for cultural variety, different ways of life and opinions of individuals, scenes, majorities and minorities. A red couch therefore becomes a stage (soap box) for the well-known and unknown, rich and poor – for all the citizens of this earth.

The Universal Couch travels to the people, in their own country, their own surroundings, their own homes. The couch is a messenger and ambassador of the human search for truth and happiness and it shows that what people have in common is stronger than the things that divide them.

A unique perspective of the world is being captured on film and in still photography; with each individual mirroring the main concerns of mankind.

« Every human being is unique, real original. Therefore he/she will not only be„world-famous for fifteen minutes” (Andy Warhol 196 ) and an artist (“every human is an artist” Joseph Beuys) but an absolute piece of art itself. « Horst Wackerbarth

The goal of the project is to make global dialog possible between people and to create an anthropology of the 21st century for present and later generations – an anthropology compiled by the people themselves.