Who needs geocaching if you can LOOK for LUCK!

If you enjoy treasure hunting and use every occasion to play, then read further!

As part of my Luck-Art-Project, I have been distributing mini artworks, that represent “luck bringers” in public places (galleries, museums, restaurants etc.) in Europe to be randomly discovered. They come in the form of mini-soaps (glycerin soap) and the act of hand-washing enables the transfer of luck. Their forms are based on genuine “luck-bringers” such as lucky sculptures or personal talismans.

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The project works with the idea of “serendipity” or “the lucky chance”. The objects are fully accessible but only the “lucky” people who are at the right place at the right time can find them. However, by reading this blog, the chance of finding them increases as the information about the location and time scale of distribution is disclosed here.

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This is an ongoing art project and the objective is to create a “lucky community” – a community of people who perhaps do not know each other but were brought together through this project. In the age of intensive social networking, this community/network can exist without obsessive communication. It is also a community without entry requirements, however with a certain exclusivity due to the pre-requested  need to be “lucky” enough to find one of the luck-bringers.

Please note, that is an art project, not a scientific study or esoteric trial. It should be fun but it should also make us think about the society in which we are currently living and about our daily acts of superstition. It should provide a glimps into the complexity of our behaviour.

Would you like to take part? The next distribution place will be the big museums and galleries in London (11th – 16th August 2014) Please let me know, feedback is greatly appreciated…

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The Luck Tour through Europe

What kind of traveler are you? Do you enjoy discovering things that are not in the ordinary guidebooks? If yes, then this post is for you!

While working on the Luck Project, I’ve been searching for LUCK and our everyday superstitions wherever I go. After short research, I made a list of “lucky places” – specifically speaking – places, where people go to make wishes or touch sculptures for good luck. There are more of these places than you would think. Although I do not quite believe these legends myself, I enjoy discovering these places and watching the behaviour of the modern “luck pilgrims”, that do come to touch and wish.

Here I introduce my top 5 destinations.

#1 Barcelona (Spain)

The mailbox turtle

Where: Case de l’Ardiaca (map)

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#2 Prague (Czech Republic)

St. John of Nepomuk

Where: Charles Bridge (click here)

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#3 Florence (Italy)

Porcellino

Where: The new market square (Piazza del Mercato Nuovo) (map)

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#4 Munich (Germany)

The Lion

Where: Munich Residenz (here)

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#5 Budapest (Hungary)

The sculpture of Andreas Hadik

Where: Buda Castle (map)

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If you wish to find out more, click here for a comprehensive and regularly updated “travel guide”, that includes the legends and more information on what type of luck each sculpture grants.

Even if you are not superstitious at all, visit these places, it is fun just to watch, what we are – as human beings in the 21st century – able to do to for a little bit of luck. 😉

And if you touched, wished or took a good picture, please get in touch! I am always happy to hear about your experiences.