May I humbly present the third great idea for a piece of art, again given away for free to perform it and get famous with.
This one is—admittedly—a bit conceptual. You might want to perform this only after you have established a certain aura of importance to your artistic persona:
ENACT GERMAN SCHLAGER LYRICS THAT INVOLVE FAMOUS PLACES, E.G. REALLY DO TAKE A TAXI TO PARIS OR NEVER GO (PRECISELY, MAKE SURE YOU NEVER HAVE BEEN) TO NEW YORK.
Now, this must be really self-explanatory. An instant 160-characters classic. In any event, a few notes on the side:
1. Granted—this sounds like an outrageously silly idea. But I am sure there are some beautiful undertones of situationism hiding in there. If only somebody could bring them to life.
2. This piece of art has the potential to gain you some TV coverage, e.g., German conceptual artist caught in Barcelona brothel (Mickie Krause, ~2007, Olé wir fahren in den Puff nach Barcelona).
3. More profoundly, it allows you to single-handedly critisize (to question, in art speak) German post-war travel escapism, as you focus on Schlager lyrics that contain sentimental references to metropolises (e.g., Felix De Luxe, 1984, Taxi nach Paris) and holiday destinations.
To the same end, you might also consider hiring two small-built Italians as extras and have them travel to Naples, as in the famous lyrics by Christian Bruhn for Conny Froebess, 1962, Zwei kleine Italiener.
4. As a footnote to 3., sending out others to travel and enact the lyrics would make for a hilarious second derivative of an artwork, with me donating the idea, and you hiring the actual performers. I like it.
5. As a footnote to the piece of art in whole, I agree that enacting some lyrics, such as the famous 1982 Udo Jürgens tune Ich war noch niemals in New York, might require a bit of extra alchemy such as time travel. However, in case you are one of the (lucky) few who indeed never have been to New York and never strawled through San Francisco in ragged jeans, why don’t you just keep it that way and turn it into a piece of art. Let me know how it all will work out.
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