The about 80km long river Emscher has its source (called “Emscherquelle”) in the forest Hixterwald near the rural Holzwickede. Here, the Emscher rises from five karst springs, which then stream together. During the Emscherkunst 2016 both forest and the close-by historic Emscherquellhof (Emscher spring farm) become stages for the exhibition. At the farm, visitors will have the opportunity to be part of a very special artwork: they can camp in one of the tents which were designed by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on a camping ground on site.