[artinfo] International Open Call to volunteer as an extra in a Human Zoo reenactment.

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Wed Mar 19 21:28:58 CET 2014

International Open Call to volunteer as an extra in a Human Zoo reenactment.

European Attraction Limited

Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner

Open Call is open now
show opens May 15, 2014, 12pm
Oslo, Norway

The project:
Please read the whole text below before signing up!

1914 - The world fair in Oslo had 80 Senegalese living for 5 months 
in a Human Zoo called The Congo Village. The exhibition was opened by 
the king of Norway and 1,5 million visited that human zoo as a part 
of their celebration of the norwegian constitution.

2014 - In preparation to celebrate the 200 year anniversary Norway is 
preparing a huge celebration, where the image of Norwegian goodness 
is celebrated to it's maximum. Values like equality and antiracism 
and the role of Norway in the world are at the heart of this 

We thought about challenging the 2014 celebration by suggesting to do 
a reenactment of The Congo Village to question the collective loss of 
memory, the nation building process, norwegian goodness and to 
highlight a forgotten event in norwegian history.

May 15, 2014 - We have the resources to build the village but we need 
your help to complete our reenactment. We need you to volunteer as an 
extra in our human zoo but first we want you to go to our website, 
see the videos and read the texts because you need to do this out of 
your own will.

We welcome anybody from anywhere in the world who believes in the 
importance of the discussion about colonialism, the evolution of 
racism, equality... etc. we ask you to submit a text for why you want 
to participate.

<http://www.europeanattractionlimited.com/>Register in the form on this page.

Please keep these important points in mind.

*	Your participation has to be voluntary, you will not get 
paid, we do not help with any arrangements, visas, accommodations, 

*	You will most likely be asked to defend your participation.

*	Before you submit, you should be aware that this project is 
heavily critiqued by a group of people in Norway.

*	You should be aware that the event will most likely be 
covered heavily by

*	Whatever text you submit, for or against the project, may be 
published in a publication we are releasing in 2015.

We thank you very much for contributing to this project.

Lars and Fadlabi

<mailto:info at europeanattractionlimited.com>info at europeanattractionlimited.com
Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner
Phone: +4741398393

0268 Oslo

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