Unfall am Mittelpunkt DeutschlandsNiederdorla, 2013
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.
Only after some detective work did the police find out that the car was crashed prior to its encounter with the tree and then lifted into place at the site of the supposed accident by the artist and his team during the night of April 14, 2013.