1000 Raben Dennis Josef Meseg - Installation Rauminstallation 2022 It is like it is

A thousand ravens – from one survivor to the other


Another project with the warning flutter tape are my red-white ravens (even if some may think these special birds are pigeons), which increasingly show up here in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich, Brühl, Bornheim Rhld. and Wesseling. Some sightings are even reported from Morocco and Scotland. All in all some hundred of these ravens have escaped from my studio and swarm through the air. Now and then they settle down and besiege various places and bridges.
To me, the raven is a symbol of adaptation and the will to survive.
For strategic thinking and especially for the superiority of nature over man.

1000 Raben - Berlin

Studies show that the intelligence of ravens is comparable to that of apes. A raven knows, for example, that when it hides food, it must not be observed.
There are also experiments with free-living ravens.
Students of a German university performed daily walks through a certain park, same time, same route. The local raven population got used to these visits and ignored them after a while.
Then a test person put on a mask and frightened certain ravens on the grounds of the university. After only about 2 weeks the other ravens knew about it and avoided the test person with the mask, even fled from him. But that was not the end of the story. The following generations of these ravens had also received this information and fled as soon as they saw the mask.

Berlin: Cologne: Kapstadt (Africa): Wesseling: Marocco (Marakesh und Essaouira): On the Rhine and in the countryside: Ship Amelia Switzerland: Cologne City: Cologne: Berlin City: Bad Salzungen (Kunstruine Frankenstein) and Burgsee (Schnepfenburg): Distributor circle Wesseling: Alfter City: Wesseling City: Bonn City: Brühl City: Ahrweiler Kreis: Various locations:




    Would you like to participate in the project?

    Then please contact me here and I will send you a few of my ravens. You then place them with cable ties in interesting public places in your city and send me photos of them for my documentation. In addition, I then need the release of the photos for further processing.

    Please do not forget to send me photo contract Atelier Dennis Josef Meseg (link opens in new tab) filled out and signed by e-mail or post, so that I may also publish your pictures. 🙂



    You would like to support the project financially?

    There are another 1000 ravens that you can buy to support the project.


    Each raven is numbered, signed and sealed with a protective layer of boat varnish.

    Further information

    Upload pictures of your raven snapshots safely here

    Have you already discovered one or more ravens? Or have you participated in the project yourself?


    The password for the upload page will be sent to you by e-mail on request to: dennis.meseg@student.alanus.edu.

    To the raven photo upload