I would like to thank the Museum for everything.
I received tireless help in preparing and building the installation from
David Phelps, curator of exhibits, and from Tom Katsimpalis, who as museum
spokesperson, musician, poet, and painter contributed critical advice from
the beginning. My thanks also to Susan Ison who administered the exhibit
in a most un-bureaucratic way. I owe heart-felt thanks especially to Dr.
Irmgard Hunt, Professor of Germanics at Colorado State University in Fort
Collins, who published a work biography on my literary oevre in 1993, and
who found the place for the installation. She has also provided the text
translations. Sincere thanks to Hanna Widrig, Cultural Counselor at the
Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C., who spent important years in Berlin
(1992-1998), promoting and struggling for young Swiss artists, and who
knew how to bring me, the Swiss of many years abroad, closer to my
original culture once again. Her opening of this exhibit was a pleasure
for me. I would like to thank Pro Helvetia, Zurich, for partial financial
support of the installation, and the team Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt of
Universes-in-Universe for their work in establishing the website.