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DIE VERBINDUNGSLINIE ZWISCHEN DER STADT ULM UND DER
WISSENSCHAFTSSTADT ULM
The connection line between the city Ulm and the city of Science Ulm

reference book, 2007
hardcover, DinA5, edition 100



" The goal is to detect and show the connection line between the city Ulm and the city of Science Ulm" (call for entries)

I propose a reference book of a chalk line, drawn onto the ground from Münsterplatz (center of the city)to Eselsberg (center of the university).

According to the direct path of 3644,1 meters I draw this line as straight as possible between "Münsterplatz" and "Eselberg". Depending on the texture of the land I use chalk or spray chalk. To realize this city-expedition, a navigator, a photographer and a material assistant accompany me. We take the most direct rout possible. We go through houses if we are allowed, climb walls and fences, we close streets temporarily to continue the line, workers keep train paths clear,... Surfaces which cannot be drawn on break the line, eventually we are forced off the direct path. After each break we continue precisely and as straight as possible. This line is documented in 1-meter-sequences. The photographs are shown in 1: 20 scale sequentially in a book of 1225 pages. This book documents the full line. It will be published in an edition of 100 hardcover copies with the title: "The connection line between the city Ulm and the city of Science Ulm". It will be for sale and for loan in the city library and in the University library. Therefore this archived line is available for all citizens.


reading

air-line 3644,1 m
measure 1:20
with 3,5 pictures per site
= 1041,17 pages
+ inaccuracy of the navigation
- areas impossible to mark


39 meters of the line were realized for a reading, the whole book not yet.


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