[artinfo] Europa Neurotisch # 2, Call for single channel video works.

Gerben Kruk info at petersburgprojectspace.org
Thu Oct 22 12:19:07 CEST 2009

Deadline for application is 10 November 2009
Open to single channel video works.
Exhibition dates: 14 November till 12 December 2009, Amsterdam,  

Europa Neurotisch # 2

Europa Neurotisch is the second part of the Petersburg Project Space  
excursion into Europe. The first part was held in November 2008, and  
was based on the question how do artist react to, and deal with the  
concept Europe. For the second part we would like to raise the  
question: what is the image of Europe? How does it look? How do  
artists visually deal with the continent they live in, or look at from  
the outside?

What almost first comes to mind when thinking of images representing  
Europe are maps and charts; a google image search for Europe seems to  
confirm this. However in a search for America or Asia the results of  
images that in some way visually represent those continents come up  
quite quickly. But is there a something like a European consciousness?

In a speech delivered by German filmmaker Wim Wenders in 2006 he  
addressed this quite strongly; he argued that the American dream is a  
dream built up by images, and that “a vision has to be attached to  
feelings, to places, to memories”. So what then you could wonder is  
the European dream?
Maybe Mr Wenders is right when he says: “Europe, now you see it, now  
you don’t”

Since the show is not intended as a political argument or statement in  
any way, but more as an exploration of a European image or maybe even  
the European dream or nightmare the works we are looking for are  
diverse, from personal political to audiovisual snippets: as long as  
it deals in some way with the European heart and soul we are interested.

Every week a new series of works will be screened in the exhibition  
space in the evening: Bar Europa. The idea behind this is to  
deformalize the exhibition space, and to deconstruct any static  
presence of the subject itself: Europa.

This call is open to individual artists, as well as collectives.
There is no restriction to length of the works or date created,  
however we only accept single channel videoworks.

More information about Petersburg Project Space:

More information about the first Europa Neurotisch show:

Link to Wim Wenders speech:

Deadline for application is 10 November 2009.

Send your materials to:

Petersburg Project Space
Frans de Wollantstraat 84
1018 SC Amsterdam

Gerben Kruk / Europa Neurotisch

Or if digital you can send it to:

info at petersburgprojectspace.org

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