[artinfo] Europe is under construction
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Sat Nov 5 23:19:29 CET 2005
Europe is under construction
The on-line project of Anna Kharkina
In the frame of The 3rd International Festival of Young Art
"Stop! Who is coming?" (curator Daria Pyrkina)
"Europe" is not only historical and territorial formation. It is an
ideal. "Europe" with its completed history and perfect architecture is
an image which exists in our mind. We try to find it in contemporary
European reality, very often hopelessly.
Europe is not "a sleeping beauty". It changes all the time.
There was some moment in the past when new construction began in
European cities and towns. And, most likely, it will be never
finished. After one foundation ditch another will be dug out. Hoisting
cranes become the dominant in the European city landscape. No one
needs buildings which are built "for ages" anymore. In contemporary
world buildings and the space around them are changing as quickly as
social connections and structures are developing. Everything is
mobile. Everyone should react to constant changes. Construction has
entered an infinite cycle of renovation.
The Internet project «Europe is under construction» is the visual
archive of contemporary European constructions. It is open for all
users of a network. You can include your photograph with the view of a
European construction site into this image bank.
WebLink to the project:
WebLink to Photo Archive: http://img.ncca.ru
Please register at http://img.ncca.ru to download your photographs on
You will receive the password with which you can enter working system
to download your pictures. After pre-moderation they will appear in
Photographs should be in jpeg, gif, or png format with the decision
72-96dpi, and no more than 100 KB each.
For each photo, please, specify:
1) the city/town and country in which a picture has been taken
2) month and year when a picture has been taken
3) your name (or username)
Thank you for your participation!
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