[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
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
<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
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Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner
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