In the Middle of (No)where
Initiated by Dorothee Bienert and Antje Weitzel, the project took artists and cultural producers from fourteen countries of an imaginary ?Central Europe?, arbitrarily created by a finger on the map, and brought them together at various locations over the course of a year. The circle includes the old EU, the new EU, EU aspirants, and non-EU countries: The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, White Russia, the Ukraine, Moldavia, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. How to Do Things? ? In the Middle of (No)where... playfully defies real and mental borders and raises questions regarding the geographical-territorial notion of present-day Europe and its underlying identity constructs.
Within the broad thematic scope of social utopias, the artists were invited to develop new projects during a month-long residency at a location unfamiliar to them and to present them in an exhibition at the partner institutions. The term social utopias serves as an impetus to reflect on diverse European realities and contexts and to discuss collective visions and goals as well as questions about participation and the power of agency.
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien ( 2. September ? 8. Oktober 2006): Bik Van der Pol, Pavel Braila, Alexandra Croitoru,, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Andreas Fogarasi, Lise Harlev, Kristina Inciuraite, Alevtina Kakhidze, Johanna & Helmut Kandl, Aleksander Komarov , Little Warsaw, Michal Moravcik , Wiebke Loeper, Tanja Nellemann Poulsen, Katya Sander, Jiri Skála, Sean Snyder, Société Réaliste, Laura Stasiulyte, Mona Vatamanu & Florian Tudor, Julita Wójcik, Florian Zeyfang, Moira Zoitl mit Textbeiträgen von Stéphane Bauer, Dorothee Bienert und Antje Weitzel, Jole Wilcke, Miklos Erhardt, Kristina Ask, Irina Cios, Hajnalka Somogyi und Société Réaliste
Frankfurt/Main 2006, 176 Seiten, 59 s/w u. 185 farb. Abb., 21 x 15 cm, broschiert, Englisch