Red Couch (1979)

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Travelling Around the World[edit]

The “Red Couch” is a project from the photographer and video artist, Horst Wackerbarth. For over thirty years he has travelled around the world with his red couch, capturing interesting personalities sitting on his couch in the most diverse surroundings. He invites people to take a seat on his couch and interviews them about topics such as their work life and their individual happiness as well as about love and death. The red couch has therefore become symbolic – a place where all different religions, races, social classes, cultures, habits and viewpoints of different individuals, scenes, majorities and minorities are being brought together on one couch. Today, he had more than 700 people in over 50 countries with 53 languages as guests on his couch.