On Friday 12th July 2013 at 7 p.m. a fabulous stretch Lincoln, built in California and abandoned in Dubai, will be driven off the stage by a member of the audience at the Berliner Festspiele, beginning its new life. Could you be the new owner?
As part of our investigation into improbability, we will be running a series of test-drives from 29th June to the 7th July. We are looking for proposals of what to do with the car that stretch probability: unlikely, implausible, incredible ideas that will give the car a new use and a new future.
How can I get involved?
The first thing you need is to have an idea of what you would do with the car. The more improbable – the better. Then you need to be available to make a test drive with us at some time between 29th June and 7th July. You also need to be available on the evening of Friday 12th July and be ready to drive the car away if you win!
Contact us with your proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also simply turn up on Friday 12th July at Berliner Festspiele at 7 p.m. and vote on which proposal wins.
Why are we doing this?
Over the last five years, many luxury limousines have been abandoned in the desert close to Dubai airport. They are gathering dust. At the threat of bankruptcy, their owners have fled. During the last five years all kinds of improbable events have taken place: mighty institutions have fallen, millions of people have called for change. Here in Berlin, in central Europe, nothing much has altered: no new chances, no redistribution of wealth, no rethought rules. What maintains the regime of probability, the status quo that persists to govern the everyday? geheimagentur and Joshua Sofaer have brought one of the discarded limousines from Dubai to Berlin, to turn this leftover of failed capitalism into an improbability drive. Citizens and visitors are invited to take a ride and create a new, improbable, future.