de-coll/age actions to change the environment.
wuppertal/germany, 1954. overnight or during the day a familiar spot of the city is consciously & spontaneously changed, using any means at one/s disposal.
- put 100 human & animal skeletons in the wupper river, also raw meat & intestines, without explanation.
- color the wupper red.
- generate & spread smell where otherwise there would be no smell.
- write any text where there wouldn/t be anything written otherwise.
- all passengers on the suspension railway are given binoculars.
- a group of naked women run across a public place.
- the suspension railway stops at random intervals.
- all of a sudden 100 washing machines stand in a public place.
- all automobiles are covered with black cloth.
- a sprinkler system is installed in one street.
- streetcars drive through town with their windows boarded up.
- every cop gives information about his past.
- daily newspapers hit the stands completely white.
- people dressed in yellow stand in the middle of a busy place.
- blood is running endlessly down the front of a house.
- hand-cuffed people sit in a high class restaurant.
- all christians wear a wooden cross sewn to their clothes.
- an express train is coupled with cattle cars.
- people stand in front of a bank saying NO.
Wolf Vostell, Miss Vietnam and Texts of Other Happenings,
translated by Carl Weissner
The Nova Broadcast Press, San Francisco 1968, p. 6.