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Utopia Travel (2002)[edit]


by Emanuel Danesch (vienna) and David Rych (berlin)

Selected videos commenting cultural/social/political realities of Middle East and southern and eastern european regions were presented and discussed at the universities, media labs, and art centres, thorough the route starting in Cairo, and continuing via Beirut, Istanbul, Sofia, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Graz to Vienna, transported by artists in a taxi car.

"..systems of value, perspectives of globalisation, positions in recent local political events, ideas of centre and periphery, questions of local cultural production, influences, priorities and culture-imperialistic issues.."

"..in some cases the topics of discussion were informing most of all about the experiences people made in confrontation with a different , sometimes opposed system - was bedeutet geografie? Wie richtet man sich die eigene geografie der vertrautheiten ein? Welche kognitiven landkarten erfindet man sich? Welche faktoren sind für die zugehörigkeit der eigenen identität wichtig?.."

"..permanently the aim of the project seems to adapt to what the local situation requires often followed by doubts in the actual sense of it.."

Preparation: May 2001 (Secession, Vienna), travel: 1 April - 3 July 2002 (EG -> AT), exhibition: July - September 2002 (Secession, Vienna).

Funding: City of Vienna, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst, Seccession Vienna.


The Lost Expedition (2003)[edit]





Originally planned as a travelling project (2001 to 2004), ended up as a Radio Jeleni / MLOK broadcasting project from Prague Quadriennial in June 2003.

Keywords: Anomalous Archaeology, Media Anthropology, Nomadism, Mental Geography, Human-Animal Relationships, Networks/Entanglements/Webs/Interconnectivity, In/coherence, Ethno Botany, Human Mind/Body relationship (BioRobotics, Deep Medicine & High Performance), Sustainable Habitats, Terrestrial Exploration, Science/Fiction, Radionics, Human Etology, Technologies & Freedom, Living Systems Design, Theory of General Systems, Bioregional/Watershed/Agro-Cultural Studies, Hydropsychology, Synchronicity, Ecology of Perception, Biomusicology & Psychoacoustics, Ancestral Archives, Transmission of Knowledge, Biomorphic Design/Engineering, Diplomacy/Mediation, Eldercare, Exoticism/Tourism, Cold/War Archeology, Future of Mythology, Mongrel/Hybrid systems, Asynchronous Global Connectivity, Quick/Slow Studies.


SE.Exit (2004)[edit]

Location aware road-movie from Vienna to Sofia by Michael Aschauer.


Mobile Museums (2004)[edit]


Grant art by Public Art Lab (Susa Pop, Hans J Wiegner).

March 2004 Berlin, April 2004 Vienna, June 2004 Barcelona.

Sponsored by Culture 2000, The Goethe Institute, A9-Forum transeuropa Wien.


Collective Non-Hereditary Memory 2[edit]

A guided tour via vietnamese cultural zones in Prague. Screening of video-works by Nguyen Bich Thuy, Nguyen Minh Phuoc and Nguyen Quang Huy. Project by Jesper Alvaer.

Funding: Office for Contemporary Art Norway.


Rethinking Nordic Colonialism (2006)[edit]

Event will revisit this history during the course of five acts, which combines exhibitions with workshops, conferences, hearings, and happenings in the locations of Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Sámi area of Finland. 56 internationally recognized artists, theorists, politicians, and grassroots activists from all over the world participate in the project.

24 March - 25 November 2006.

Org: NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art)
Financial support from: Nordic Council of Ministers; The Living Art Museum; Stoðir hf.; The Reykjavik Academy; Greenland National Museum and Archives; Teachers’ Training School of Greenland; The Faroe Islands Art Museum; The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands; Finnish Railways; The Arctic Centre; The Danish Arts Council's Committee for International Visual Art; Atlantic Airways Ltd.; Embassy of Canada in Finland; Icelandair; Arts Council of Lapland; FRAME: Finnish Fund for Art Exchange; Royal Arctic Line A/S; The Nordic House on Iceland; Hótel Leifur Eiríksson; Dronning Ingrids Hospital – Central Laboratoriet; Nuuk Værft A/S; and more.


Mobile Studios (2006)[edit]


Grant art by Public Art Lab (Susa Pop, Hans J Wiegner, Ela Kagel).

March - June 2006 (Berlin, Belgrade, Bratislava, Budapest, Sofia).

Sponsored by Culture 2000, The Goethe Institute, A9-Forum transeuropa Wien.


Mobile Mausoleums (2006)[edit]


Mobile Mausoleums

KÜBA: Journey Against the Current (2006)[edit]


A 40-monitor audio-visual installation of a Istanbul ghetto community created by Turkish artist Kutluğ Ataman will travel up the Danube river from the Black Sea to Vienna, via Rousse, Novi Sad, Vukovar, Budapest, and Bratislava. At each stop, in each country, newly commissioned works will be presented in dialogue with Ataman’s original installation. Along the project there are organized donations for Danube flood victims.


Minority Logbox – multiple degrees of representation. Emanuel Danesch and David Rych will follow Küba’s journey, traveling by car and towing a caravan converted to function as a mobile videotheque. In advance of their departure, they will collect film and video works, representing multiple communities in the eight different countries, featuring ethnic, religious and linguistic „minorities“, but also non-homogenous groups marginalized due to other factors. These films will then be screened at each venue.

Journey: 13 May - 9 September 2006, exhibition: 24 June - 9 September 2006 (vienna).

Org: T-B A21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary) (vienna)
Sponsors: Wiener Stadtische, Erste Bank, Via Donau.
Supported by: Bundeskanzleramt Kunst, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport Austria.

Minority Logbox: http://www.tba21.org/exhibitions/ex_0509_venue_7.php

Transkultura - Figure and Ground (2006)[edit]

A video camera mounted in front of the car driven through the landscape. Programmed to record 1/2 second each 30 seconds, the subsequent recordings allow for a short version of a landscape in motion. The video with sound can as well be traced geographically and thus be viewed as a kind of drawing, as if marking a line, in terms of continuation through different territories. The route taken is the closest possible public available road leading from Spain to Hungary south of the Mediterranean Sea, with a deviation around Palestine, Israel and Lebanon due to current aggressions.

By Jesper Alvaer and Isabela Grosseová.