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For a solo exhibition, Roland was building a training-ground for factory work. The museum visitors got invited to take part in the weekly trainings. They learned the basic work procedure of the garment industry and got crash courses in Bulgarian language. All willing participants got the chance for a two week adventure vacation in the garment factory “Pirin-Tex” which is based in Goze Deltschew, a small village in south-west of Bulgaria. The western museumgoers filled the empty working spaces that eastern employees left in order to do some other work somewhere in western Europe.

Pirin-Tex produces fashion items that are mainly sold in Germany, Switzerland, Austria und Italy. The work was hosted by the Art Museum of Olten in autumn 2017.