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Parking (1999/2002)

“In traffic, each driver is part of a whole, dependent upon the other’s common sense, a mobile individual figure amongst the wind of exhaust fumes, the breath of the multitude.

The only natural way to withdraw from this movement is to manoeuvre into a space designated for this purpose when you reach your destination or interrupt your journey. Sometimes people who have successfully parked a car are filled with an even greater sense of delight than drivers revelling in their high-quality vehicle and its impressive road-handling.” 

From: Dirk Skreber, Erik Schmidt, “Versuch übers Parken und andere Bewegungen”, in: Urban Posing. Erik Schmidt, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Potsdam und Snoek Gesellschaft, Cologne, Germany.