2016 - Ongoing
The work "Down the drain" (Original title in German: "Den Bach runter") combines two aspects.
In 2016 the german authorities released a statement that recommends all citizens to store food and water for at least 10 days. Fear of terror is widespread, the german society becomes more and more divided. One third of germans perceive it as probable that there could be a military conflict between the NATO and Russia in the near future while others believe a civil war is about to break out. The so called preppers stash food, some built bomb-shelters, others are arming themselves and the state is preparing the countries emergency services for potential catastrophes and crises.
In the meantime there is a special trend ocurring: Germans emigrating to Hungary due to their fear of a civil war and of foreign "infiltration". In the last few years many moved to the Balaton region, into a country that has closed its borders and does not hide its hostility to the EU. They are strangers in their new homeland where they are united in their conviction that they can observe Germany‘s downfall from a peaceful island.