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raised of £6,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,570 to light a beacon of humanity, solidarity and friendship across the UK.

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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    Concerned by the increased division and hatred across Britain and other EU countries, I felt compelled to create an artwork that allows people to come together. I decided to embarked on a 2 months solo-journey to create a beacon of humanity and friendship with the people of Europe. In the process I visited each of the 27 EU member states and traveled by train, ferry and bus to invite people from all walks of life to connect in curiosity and exchange through a simple but powerful gesture, the wave. The result is Wavelength, a life-affirming and joyful public artwork made to unite us across geographic, social, economic, political and cultural borders.

    Waving originated as a signal to strangers that one comes in peace and doesn’t pose a threat. It's universally recognisable and cross cultural. We all do it – we wave at our friends, loved ones and passers-by from windows, bridges and trains. Waving is magic, creating a moment of intimacy at a distance even between strangers. Everyone’s wave is an acknowledgement of the other and a unique expression of themselves.

    Starting with a visit to the Irish border I by now have created 265 video portraits of European residents waving. I sent their wave messages, each a unique beacon of hope, via social media to be shared far and wide across the EU and Britain to disrupt divisive narratives and reignite a sense of inclusion, compassion and humanity in a climate of division, hate and fear.

    I am now back in London continuing to film people here in the UK. Last week your donations have helped to debut the shortfilm being projected onto buildings and cliffs in Hastings and Margate, spreading peace and love one wave at the time connecting people beyond borders, nationalities and politics in the run ups to the UK elections.

    Help to spread the magic of the wave even further and chip in to light more beacons of solidarity and friendship across the UK

    It costs £1500 per day to project Wavelength onto the wall of tube station platforms in London, (usually used as advertising space)

    It costs £3000 per night to project the waves onto buildings in selected cities and relevant locations. See one of last weeks projections in Margate below.

    Thank you so much for your support. x



    • Claudia Janke6 months ago
      Claudia Janke

      Claudia Janke

      6 months ago

      Here is the short version of the film I am putting together. A similar version to this was projected onto buildings in Margate and Hastings last week. I am hoping to raise more funds to hire some advertising space in public transport platforms and for more projection time to spread the magic of the wave before electiond in the UK next week. Keep on sharing please. And Thanks again for your wonderful support.

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    • Claudia Janke6 months ago
      Claudia Janke

      Claudia Janke

      6 months ago

      Hello dear supporters. Thank you so much for your generosity. It was great to know that you had my back whilst I was travelling the EU on my Wavelength Adventure. I am now back in the UK still filming wavers here. Last week your generosity contributed to the first projections of Wavelength in Margate and Hastings. Here is one of the videos. More will follow. Please keep on spreading he word and love so Wavelength can be screened/projected at even more locations around the UK in the run up of the general election. Thank you again. Claudia x

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    • Anonymous


      Dec 12, 2019

      Its a wonderful thing you’re doing!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 4, 2019

      :) x


    • Marc O-Leclef

      Marc O-Leclef

      Oct 28, 2019

      Keep up the beautiful and importnant work Claudia! #strongertogether


    • Guy Atkins

      Guy Atkins

      Oct 26, 2019

      Great project Claudia. Good luck. Guy


    • William Lidsrone

      William Lidsrone

      Oct 23, 2019

      An amazing and uplifting foil to the misery of Brexit.


    • Anonymous


      Oct 21, 2019

      Love this message of unity - good luck! ❤️

    • Anonymous


      Oct 7, 2019

      Can't wait to see the waves!

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    Claudia Janke

    Claudia Janke


    I am an award-winning German multimedia photographer and artist based in London. Find out more about me here:

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