The Passport Experiment. Contact one person of each nation in the world.

"As an experiment about digital networks I try to contact one person of each nation in the world. I ask all contacted people for a high quality scan of their passport to collect the tiny colorful ornaments of the different document’s paper. Ornaments are transmitters of cultural identity: I will transfer them onto ceramic tiles to create a big floor mosaic, so it will be possible to walk on it like the world was flat. All tiles are the same, but each different and beautiful on the surface."
Julia Schygulla

To take part in the project, scan an empty visa double page or ask your foreign friends to do so. Make sure you choose 800 dpi in the scanner’s settings.

Send the file to js@schygulla-buero.com


Still looking for scans from these nations:


Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Azerbaijan

Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi

Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus

Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic

Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia

Fiji

Gabon, Gambia, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana

Haiti, Honduras

Jamaica

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein

Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma)

Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Norway

Oman

Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Portugal

Qatar

Rwanda

St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden

Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay

Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia, Zimbabwe



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The Passport Experiment. Contact one person of each nation in the world.

Algeria

Algeria

Argentina

Argentina

Armenia

Armenia

Austria

Austria

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Belgium

Belgium

Benin

Benin

Bolivia

Bolivia

Brazil

Brazil

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Cameroun

Cameroun

Canada

Canada

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Chile

Chile

China

China

Columbia

Columbia

Cuba

Cuba

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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Collecting passport-patterns

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transferred to ceramic tiles.

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Egypt

Egypt

Estonia

Estonia

Finland

Finland

France

France

Georgia

Georgia

Germany

Germany

Ghana

Ghana

Hungary

Hungary

Iceland

Iceland

India

India

Indonesia

Indonesia

Iraq

Iraq

Ireland

Ireland

Israel

Israel

Italy

Italy

Japan

Japan

Jordan

Jordan

Lebanon

Lebanon

Lesotho

Lesotho

Lithuania

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Macedonia

Madagascar

Madagascar

Mexico

Mexico

Morocco

Morocco

Myanmar

Myanmar

Netherlands

Netherlands

New Zealand

New Zealand

Nigeria

Nigeria

Peru

Peru

Philippines

Philippines

Poland

Poland

Romania

Romania

Russia

Russia

Serbia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovakia

South Africa

South Africa

South Korea

South Korea

Spain

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Switzerland

Syria

Syria

Turkey

Turkey

Ukraine

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States of America

United States of America

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

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