Surreal Interventions Through Train Windows

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Surreal Interventions Through Train Windows

Imagine riding through the German countryside on a train. But the view from your window isn’t what you would expect. Instead, there is a real life theatre production of various surreal interventions.

At the end of August 2017, train passengers became spectators as local residents transformed their land into live art. The passengers watched an art project that spanned 30 kilometers along the German countryside.

live art

The artist duo of Datenstrudel, arranged a performance of different encounters.  Passengers were shown a world that demonstrated the effects of speed and perception and how it can impact people differently.

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The project took 5 years

The entire project scope was large. As a result,  500 residents and volunteers put on a total of 50 events along the route. The art project, called “Moved Land,” took 5 years to implement in collaboration with the Kunstfest Weimar. Finally, the project came to life in 2017 for the Festival for Contemporary Art.

Live art is creative, imaginative and alive.

The art was so unique to see that it brought on a different experience for the viewer. The art was creative, imaginative and alive.  But, most of all, it was beautiful and thought provoking.  For the price of a train ticket, people were able to connect urban and rural in an amazing creative display of surreal interventions.

Check out the video of the events below and be entertained.


It’s creative ideas through collaboration that result in bringing people together. The further away we move from conscious to automatic, the further we move away from each other.  I want to know what do you think about this project? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Importance Of Creativity In Ancient Egypt

The importance of creativity in ancient Egypt was held in high regard. The ancient Egyptian Scribes would document the stories from the lower class and from foreign lands. They were responsible for documenting history and the accounts of the Egyptian Army.  Often, they would work with other creative professionals such as painters and artisans who would later be responsible for some of the most beautiful art and writings that we know of today.

The ancient Scribes were men and the only people allowed to keep the knowledge of reading and writing. There were some female doctors that were trained so that they could read medical texts but this was rare. These skills were considered a privilege and shared only with rulers and gods.

Egyptian ruins with heiroglyphs

Scribes were part of the Royal Court, exempt from paying taxes and performing manual labor. Manual labor was reserved for the lower classes of people.

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Scribes were generally born into their profession, as they would be sons of scribes. They would go to school and learn the importance of mathematics and religion. More importantly, they would learn hieroglyphs and hieratic script.

Scribes would tirelessly practice hieroglyphs on limestone flakes or papyrus. They would go school for up to 10 years and would enter civil service, inheriting their fathers position.


The importance of creativity in ancient Egypt

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Scribes were tasked with writing letters and sharing stories from the lower class. They would collect stories from other parts of the world and share them in the tombs and monuments in beautiful hieroglyphics. Hieroglyphics were only used in important monuments or writings. It was a more formal way of documenting Egypt and its rich history.

Even though the job of the Scribe seemed administrative at times, they were essential in documenting the traditions, the history, and the way of life of the ancient Egyptians. The importance of creativity in ancient Egypt was important because their work defined generations, they defined our human history.

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Anders Vanderkool