Questions & Answers
What happens to my picture and application?
The complete material (pictures, correspondence between the applicant and myself, video- and audible content) will be displayed anonymized after the applicant signed a form of consent (name and location changed) in an exhibition and a catalogue.
What happens after my application?
After receipt of the application I'm getting in contact with you by phone and we'll arrange an in-person meeting for a 1 hour interview. I'm happy to visit you at your home or we will meet at a place you like. All applicants will receive the same questions in the interview. There will be no further meetings. All interviews will happen between July 17 and October 15, 2017.
Until when can I apply?
Final applications: October 15th, 2017
When will the Casting Show be?
After the interviews, I will do a preselection with the help of kids and youths in school workshops at Kunstmuseum Basel of a maximum of three dad-applicants and three mom-applicants. Those finalists will be invited to the live casting show on November 5th at Kunstmuseum Basel.
What can I expect from the Casting Show?
In a unique casting show three final mom-applicants and three final dad-applicants will be confronted with several tasks. None of the tasks will touch the integrity of the applicants. The tasks are designed to get to know the applicants better. After each task, the applicant will receive a comment and a »rating« of the jury kids. The kids will not be prepared and will not know the tasks previously. The ceremonial evening will be hosted by the performer and actor Andrea Bettini of the Theater Basel. He will be providing a joyful atmosphere where the applicants as well as the audience will feel comfortable. The audience can participate in the poll and can vote for their favourite applicant in a break. Since the number of seats is limited an additional audience can acquire access to a live-stream at other locations.
Who's in the jury?
The jury is composed as follows:
Monika Rossi from Zürich (professor psychology),
two school kids from Basel.
What happens after the Show?
There will be no »losers«. Three family constellations will be voted for and each of those will receive a price. Elected will be: a parents couple chosen by the jury, a parents couple chosen by the audience, and the mom and dad chosen by me. Gender and age of the constellations will not matter. The »family« chosen by the jury will win an evening in the Theatre Basel for three and the »family« chosen by the audience can look forward to a nice dinner for three in the restaurant of the hotel NOMAD in Basel. The »family« chosen by myself will be portrayed in a large golden frame. A photographer will capture the special moment.
What happens with the chosen »parents«?
The art project ends after the show. That means what happens afterwards is up to the three new »family members«. Of course, the constellation can be cancelled at any time by any party.
Will I receive any royalties?
There will be no royalties for the application, the interview nor for the participation of the casting show.
Any further questions?
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