Ullrich’s work Crazy Water Wheel (2009-2011) consists two videos. The first video is showing a loop of a turning wheel of a watermill which lies in the vicinity of the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau and which refers to the eternal recurrence of racism.
Side by side with the watermill wheel there is a documentary showing an informal private performance of the artist commenting on the traffic signs “Landfahrerplatz kein Gewerbe” (warning that itinerants are not allowed to trade or peddle in the area).
Such signs were still in use in Bavaria but in the work the inscription is crossed out.
This simple action highlights how seemingly neutral regulations in fact enforce the segregation of Roma travellers from others.