AIR & WATER
As his contribution to the GLOBALE, from June 18, 2015 to April 17, 2016, HA Schult was driving a Toyota hybrid electric car from Paris to Beijing. This was almost the same route - some sixteen thousand kilometers long, only in the opposite direction - as the legendary 1907 Beijing - Paris Rally.
HA Schult’s journey, including stops at cultural institutions, took him from Paris via Luxembourg, Trier, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Melsungen, Berlin, Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Saint Petersburg, Pavlovsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chaykovsky, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Petropavl, Astana, Karaganda, Balkhash City, Lake Balkhash, Almaty, Yueya Quan, Dunhang, Yumen, WuWei, Jiayuguan, Dejing, Yinchuan, Yan’an, Wanhuashen, Xi'an, Taiyuan, Duerping, Shijiazhuang, Tongzhou, and Beijing.Along the way, HA Schult took samples from rivers and lakes - using microscope photos of the samples to create biokinetic images, according to the motto: “Nature paints itself”. One highlight was a press conference at Yueya Quan in the Gobi desert, PR China.