|Nebraska's state sign|
"I have created the mail-art project "Fernweh..the good life" on the occasion of an 6-week artist-residency in Nebraska City,NE/USA at the KHN Center for the Arts.
Nebraska City is a small town in the Midwest where the horizon is pretty wide and the sky is big. Nebraska City, the gateway to the West, the so-called "Wild West", the Great Plains, the native country of the Plains Indians and many bison. Along with the Homestead Act and the construction of the railroad across the Plains a lot of European farmers rushed in to settle the land in the hopes of finding a new and better life, a good life...
With this in mind I have invited a selected group of international visual artists and writers to send a postcard to me in Nebraska with their very own interpretation of "Fernweh..the good life" Text,drawing, collage,print,photograph,painting - everything is possible. Every artist/writer was asked to add some lines about their personal definition of "the good life" on the postcard's back side. In return, every participant will receive a similar, one-of-a-kind postcard made by me from Nebraska City.
Right after my arrival in Nebraska City I deicded to extend the project and launched an open call to participate for the people from Nebraska. This Blog is a documentation of all postcards I received during my stay Nebraska City." Anke Becker