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2002 - 2004
For centuries, faith, culture and the Rothaar ridge separated the inhabitants of Bad Berleburg und Schmallenberg – almost until today. In order to create a bridge between identities, traditions, and prejudices, the concept artist Jochen Gerz invited the people from both places to send a letter about the Rothaar ridge to the people in the other town, and in this letter to write about what they associated with the term 'home', for example. These letters were then displayed on signs in the town on the other side of the Rothaar ridge. Their subjects: feelings, experiences, events, and memories from people on the sometimes difficult path from one side to the other. The project "The Competition" forms the start and end point of the Wood Sculpture Path.