Research trip

Klara Hobza – Diving Through Europe

Klara Hobza, From Cologne to Bonn, 2011, oxygen bottles, rubber mat, base covered with aluminum Dibond, 160 x 90 x 60 cm Courtesy of the artist & Soy Capitán, Berlin, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

What is still left to discover and explore in the 21st century? How can one satisfy the thirst for adventure and discovery? Klara Hobza has found the undiscovered parts of Europe: the rivers in all their depths. 

With her project Diving Through Europe, she takes up a great challenge. She wants to dive through Europe in stages and discover cultural, political, and geographical secrets underwater. Equipped with a letter of protection signed by international film directors that attests to the artistic value of her action, Hobza is not judged according to the rules of waterways and the laws of borders.