Trip of a Lifetime


It is more likely that you will be killed by a falling coconut than by a shark attack. You’ re more likely to be killed while operating a vending machine than by a falling coconut. Left-handed people are more likely to die from improper use of a product designed for right-handed people than while operating a vending machine. What we ourselves consider likely is often completely disproportionate to the statistical frequency of an event, otherwise not as many people would play the lottery or wait for love at first sight.   

“Trip of a Lifetime” is a guided tour of the city with the rather unlikely goal of encountering a specimen of the largest living mammal – the blue whale – in the urban space. The project is designed as a performative guided tour through the urban space with different stops. 

It is more likely that you will be eaten by a whale on the banks of the Main River than that you will be killed by a falling coconut.


03.09. 18.00 – 20.00 Osthafen, Frankfurt
04.09. 19.00 – 21.00 Osthafen, Frankfurt
06.09. 19.00 – 21.00 Osthafen, Frankfurt

Please meet us 15 Min. before start at Heinz-Raspe-Platz.

Only limited accessibility

A zaungäste project by and with Jacob Bussmann, Anna Dieren, Mamoru Iriguchi, Asja Mahgoub, Chiara Marcassa, Hanna Steinmair, Marion Schneider, Philipp Schulte und Susanne Zaun. Head of production: Martin Bien Bien

Under the label »zaungäste«, Marion Schneider and Susanne Zaun collaborate with a steady team and guests in varying constellations. In addition to their work with and on the stage choir, they have been looking for performance venues beyond the Black Box and for strategies of extended pastimes again and again. Most recently within the context of the Too late Night Show »Schlaflos in…Frankfurt«.«.

Zaungäste GbR is partially funded by the long-term funding of the Cultural Department of the City of Frankfurt. »Trip of a Lifetime« is a co-production by IMPLANTIEREN2020 and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. The project is also financially supported by the Performance Art Fund (Fonds Darstellende Künste) from the resources of the Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media as well as by the Hessian Ministry of Art and Science.