Thomas Huber / Wolfgang Aichner: passage2011
a several week art happening may – June 2011, Munich – Zillertaler Alps – Venice
The undertaking is driven by hope: bare handed the artists will drag a self-made boat over the Alps. Neo-romantic aspirations and sisyphean exertion characterize the mission, whose apparent aim is to launch the boat into the lagoon in time for the most distinguished art event in the world, the Venice Biennale – to eventually celebrate the victory of art over nature in a triumphal journey up the Canale Grande – or to fail dramatically. This route is arduous and will physically and mentally demand a great deal even from the experienced mountaineers.
The major part of the four to five-week expedition will consist in traversing the main divide of the Alps on foot over a glaciated 3000m pass.
Prospectively the expedition starts at May 4th with a press conference in Munich and ends in the first week of June 2011 in Venice. Precise locations and times will be announced.