I am to be the foreign correspondent and ambassador
of the Gallery for Contemporary Art (Galerie für Zeitgenössische
Kunst, GfZK) in Leipzig. The GfZK is posting me to Macedonia
and Bulgaria, Romania and Moldavia, Belorussia, Estonia, Latvia
and Lithuania. My mission is to give these countries an impression
of Germany and bring back an image of these countries to Leipzig
upon my return.
Before I leave, I will pack a suitcase full of things that
are to represent Germany. I will ask all the staff at the GfZK
what they would like me to take along to represent Germany.
I will show people the contents of this suitcase on my travels.
And in turn, I will ask the different groups of people I meet
to choose things I should put into the suitcase to represent
their country when I go back home.