For this work, an accident was staged in which a black VW Golf appears
to have crashed into the “imperial linden tree” marking the geographical center of Germany. The car had clearly suffered substantial damage, yet the tree remained unharmed. The accident was protocolled on April 15, 2013, by the police, and press reports followed. All expressed astonishment about the accident, since it seemed almost impossible that the VW could have swerved from the street to impact this central tree, considering that bushes and large boulders were in its path.