UNITED STAR OF EUROPE
The "United Star of Europe" will be the result of an EU art project that I launched in December 2022. Via a call on Instagram, I asked trash collectors and artists from the 27 member states of the European Union to send yellow plastic trash they collected outside, photos and a text about themselves and their environmental activities.
This trash will be used to create a large "United Star of Europe" in the shape of the stars of the European flag. Texts and photos of the project participants will be published successively on this page. The star will be on display at my exhibition at the Federal Environment Agency in Dessau, next to a QR code that leads to this page.
The star symbolises the plastic waste problem we all have, but at the same time also the many people who are not only aware of the problem but actively do something about it. It is a pleasure to read the texts of the participants and to look at their pictures. I am very impressed by what they achieve and how many others they have already inspired to do the same. I hope the star with its stories behind will be thought-provoking and inspiring.
SPECIAL CASE UNITED KINGDOM
I have received several messages from the United Kingdom expressing regret that participation in the UNITED STAR OF EUROPE project is not possible because of the Brexit. I am still very sad that the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union. Of course it is part of Europe, but since the project is about the EU and its flag as its symbol, yellow rubbish from there unfortunately does not fit into the concept. This is all very sad, but the good news is that there will be a separate yellow plastic trash artwork for the UK, created in collaboration with an English artist. Wait and see!
Project participants from the yellow countries have already sent rubbish and texts, one click on the link and you can read their stories.
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
CURRENT PROJECT STATUS
Original map of Europe by: https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/europe-map-vector_333750.htm