International Visitor Art Performance

“Visitors” are small handmade sculptures of plaster by the German artists
Ragnhild Becker and Gunar Seitz.
Everybody is invited to carry a “Visitor” to wherever he or she may go, leave it there until someone else picks it up and continues the journey.
“Visitors” may be changed in form and colour to leave a personal imprint of the host. You may set up your own installations or just leave them at your home for a while.
Passing them on to someone else or releasing the small art object in public or remote places is part of active public art. “Visitors” do not have owners, they are thus withdrawn from the common art market.

“Visitors” have been documented in almost 94 countries all over the world. The highest location is the Chimborazo at 5.000 m above sea level, the lowest location in Dead Sea at 400 m below sea level. In 2007 and 2010 the “Space-Visitor” left earth by TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X and is in orbit now. Another one drifted on an ice floe from close to the north pole south. Since the ice melted, the “Visitor” sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. The first sea underwater Visitor is south of Corsica.  

At present Visitors are located in the following countries and the Orbit, Arctic, Antarctic
(guaranteed feedbacks):

Egypt (EG), Ethiopia (ET), Kenya (KE), Libya (LY), Madagascar (MG), Morocco (MA), Namibia (NA), Rwanda (RW), South Africa (ZA), Tanzania (TZ), Togo (TG), Tunisia (TN), Uganda (UG), Zambia (ZM)
Argentinia (AR), Bolivia (BO), Brazil (BR), Canada (CA), Chile (CL), Colombia (CO), Costa Rica (CR), Ecuador (EC), Guatemala (GT), Mexico (MX), Jamaica (JM), Paraguay (PY), Uruguay (UY), United States of America (US)
Afganistan (AF), Armenia (AM), Bhutan (BT), Cambodia (KH), China (CN), India (IN), Indonesia (ID), Israel (IL), Japan (JP), Jordan (JO), Kazakhstan (KZ), Laos (LA), Malaysia (MY), Maldives (MV), Nepal (NP), Oman (OM), Philippines (PH), Singapore (SG), South Korea (SR), Sri Lanka (LK), Thailand (TH), Turkey (TR), United Arab Emirates (AE), Vietnam (VN)

Austria (AT), Belarus (BY), Belgium (BE), Bosnia-Herzegovina (BA), Bulgaria (BG), Croatia (HR), Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Finland (FI), France (FR), Germany (DE), Great Britain (UK), Greece (GR), Hungary (HU), Iceland (IS), Ireland (IE), Italy (IT), Latvia (LV), Liechtenstein (LI), Lithuania (LT), Malta (MT), Moldova (MD), Montenegro (ME), Netherlands (NL), Norway (NO), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Russian Federation (RU), San Marino (SM), Serbia (RS), Slovenia (SI), Spain (ES), Sweden (SE), Switzerland (CH), Ukraine (UA), Vatican City State (VA)

Australia (AU), New Zealand (NZ), Papua-Neuguinea (PG), Tonga (TO)
Arctic, Antarctic (O'Higgins)
Earth orbit
TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X

 The process of the Visitor-art-project documented in the internet under with e-mail link. There is also the setting up list, with which date, time, country, setting up place and person involved in the relocation are mentioned.

topical Visitor-list


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