It will be nothing less than a landmark achievement of humanity: a bridge from North Africa to Europe, a lifeline between two continents and the largest economic stimulus package in the history of the European Union. The promotional video for this unparalleled construction project provides answers to the most important questions.
Largest infrastructure project of the EU - lifeline of two continents - 230 billion euros costs. Construction starts in spring 2017 (from both continents). Completion: 2030. The construction application was submitted to the ISF Borders of the European Union as a revision of the »national programme« for the Republic of Austria. The Jean Monnet Bridge is the central measure in the fight against smugglers and traffickers.
Fixed anchoring with concrete, double anchoring and zinc chains - all in the name of the Republic of Austria. The Alpine Republic partly financed the first rescue platform on the Mediterranean. The cost estimate of the project, a testament to cold-heartedness for future historians: 20 million euros including VAT would have cost 1,000 life rafts against drowning in the Mediterranean. The production time for all platforms is 16 weeks from order placement.
But mankind cannot wait until the bridge’s completion: the Mediterranean is a mass grave. Every year, thousands of refugees drown in the killing fields at Europe’s external borders. According to Jean Ziegler, the death toll is at 36,000- more casualties per year than the total number of people who died at the Iron Curtain during the entire duration of the Cold War.
In order to fight this silent dying efficiently, we will install 1,000 rescue platforms: 1,000 navigation lights as an international commitment to humanity and a monumental symbol of the 21st century.
The rescue platforms are equipped with: flags (height of flag pole: 10 m), navigation lights, food reserves, emergency call devices, photovoltaic modules, a flag pole, life buoys, cameras, radar reflectors for detection (navigation), anchors and an access ladder. Maximum weight: 12t.
How far can one single person swim? We asked German world swimming champion Thomas Lurz how far someone who is well trained can swim in stormy weather. According to Lurz: »Without anything to drink, no more than 20 kilometres!«
The rescue platform »Aylan 1« is deployed to its destination in the Mediterranean Sea.
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»We are almost compelled to accept this work of fiction and ask: why not, actually? The CPB takes this realisation very seriously: What has once become reality in the media does not simply disappear.«
»The artist play with that which is imaginable and that which is doable. They remind decision-makers in business to turn their words into action.«
»It reads like a modern fairy tale: The Republic of Austria builds a gigantic bridge from North Africa to Europe in order to end the pointless dying in the Mediterranean.«
»The background music is dramatic. The pictures are ostentatious. We are floating like angels along a stone bridge across the sea. Those who are familiar with the CPB know that these are fake statements and quotes and that the artists will deny this claim up until someone threatens them with legal action.«
»The Center for Political Beauty has planned its intervention meticulously and came up with a fake mega project that is unparalleled in Europe.«
»Through a fortunate combination of agitation techniques, media competence, idealism and meticulous planning, the CPB designs possible – desirable – political futures. In doing so, it demonstrates what art is ideally able to achieve: to open up room for opportunities that serves as a refuge of the mind in our gloomy (political) everyday life.«
»The rescue platforms were not built by great industrial nations- but by Berlin-based performance artists of the Center for Political Beauty.«
»Megalomania as art project!«
Middle East Eye Austria proposes to bridge Africa and Europe to save refugee lives
Al Jazeera Could a bridge over the Mediterranean save refugees?
Fairplanet.org Is a bridge to Europe the answer to the refugee crisis?
VPRO tegenlicht Gimme Shelter
ECF labs Artivists present the rescue platform Aylan 1
Majority rights First of 1,000 technologically exorbitant rescue platforms to be launched Oct. 1
Majority rights A Bridge too Near
Shoebat EU Plans To Build A Bridge Between North Africa And Europe
Content in French
Le Nouvelliste Autriche: une association imagine un pont ralliant l'Afrique et l'Europe
Novopress.info Un pont sur la Méditerranée pour aider les immigrés à mieux envahir l’Europe?
Fdesouche Un pont entre l’Afrique et l’Europe en projet ?
Le Nouvel Ordre Mondial Un pont pour Migrants entre l’Afrique et l’Europe en projet?
Arcinfo.ch Autriche: une association imagine un pont ralliant l'Afrique et l'Europe
Konbini Un pont sur la Méditerranée pour aider les réfugiés à rejoindre l’Europe
Content in Italian
Cafebabel "Aylan 1": la zattera di salvataggio per i migranti
Meridionews Un ponte di zattere da Agrigento alla Tunisia L'installazione-provocazione della ong tedesca
Repubblica Migranti, la provocazione austriaca: "Un ponte tra Sicilia e Tunisia"
Cafebabel Attivismo spettacolare: un ponte tra l'Africa e l'Europa?
Focaliza la atencion (Art)activistas colocan primera plataforma de rescate en el mediterráneo: la Aylan 1
Notizia des Giorno Costruiamo un ponte con l'Africa per portare gli immigrati in Italia
Il Giornale "Costruiamo un ponte con l'Africa per portare gli immigrati in Italia"
Linkiesta Il ponte che collegherà Italia e Tunisia per salvare i migranti
Content in Spanish
ctxt Artistas y activistas alemanes construyen la base Aylan 1
Cafebabel Espectacular activismo: Un puente entre África y Europa
Irispress ‘Aylan 1’ la plataforma de rescate de refugiados en el Mediterráneo
Content in Hungarian
Mandiner Hidat építenének a Földközi-tengerre német aktivisták
Content in Arabic
ألف منصة "استراحة" يضعها نمساويون في عرض المتوسط لإنقاذ حياة اللاجئين Addiyar
Content in Greek
LiFO Μια γέφυρα για να σταματήσουν οι πνιγμοί στη Μεσόγειο
Content in Turkish
Sputnik Göçmenler için Tunus’tan İtalya’ya hayat köprüsü
Haven’t we forgotten something? We are very proud of our progressiveness. But why all this technology, this knowledge, this superiority if it is not in the service of humanity and aims to save lives? Even seemingly backwards societies have a code of honour dictating that people in need must be rescued.