The Eye of the Congress
Eighteen days before the start of the congress, a human-sized egg is laid in the centre of Heidelberg – nested on straw in an iron cage. Its public incubation is recorded by a Webcam at the site. At the start of the congress the eye is transported over the heads of the attendees and into the main congress hall. Now it’s presented to the congress – so it roams around, pauses, a pinhole is bored in it and it goes off again. This egg works as a camera obscura, whose inner side is coated with a light-sensitive material which, as it were, ‘hatches’ the congress within the egg. There follows a semantic incubation through the plenary session and a collective breaking into the egg.