The monument of Goethe and Schiller stands in the central square of Weimar with the National German Theater in the background, consisting a strong element to the construction of the national German identity.
The critical, imposing and overbearing looks of Goethe and Schiller are covered with white scarves. The monument acquires a different visibility to the eyes of the passersby inviting them to the game of blind man’s buff. The passersby walk into a new dialogue of self-reflection and re-examination in this game of gazes, into an insight for the significance of the monument and how it shapes notions of national identity and national fantasies. The blindfolding of the national monument becomes a ‘seek and touch’ of history.
THEATER SQUARE | WEIMAR | 2012
Intervention’s duration: 6 days
Video duration: 10:44 min