We see their pictures on the news, illustrating rhetorics about the political and economic causes and preassumed effects of migration - but what are their names? Why are they here? What are their own personal stories? And why don't the media bother to report on people's dreams? Once we were all migrants. €urovisions takes you on a trip in Europe and the homelands of newcomers: Travelling, migrants, nomads, tourists and souvenirs are guiding you through time and history.

€urovisions is a live cinema performance by "European Souvenirs". Produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of the Light Surgeons; coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.


In her performance Permanent Words, Nezaket Ekici explores the role of women in (Muslim) societies. Hanging upside down chadored, the performance artist addresses quotes from the Koran, newspapers and her personal diary and thus refers to changing gender roles and tensions between religion, tradition and modernity. Watch here a short preview version.

Nezaket Ekici, "Permanent Words", 2014, Courtesy Nezaket Ekici, Copyright: Heinrich Boell Foundation Brandenburg.


In 2012 ArtBOX co-initiated the project Enter Views on Crisis (EVOC) with HyperWerk/ Academy of Art and Design/Basel. EVOC aims to decode, analyse and map the crisis, through the creation of an oral history archive, utilising a specific interview-format to collect information about individual points of view. This open-source archive will be available to researchers, students, opinion makers and artists, helping them to decode and analyse one of the seminal historical events of the early 21st century. Artistic interpretations of the interviews, presented in exhibitions and online, will enrich human interaction across borders, national and societal.

"Enter Views on Crisis - Work in Progress", 2015, 4'30, Courtesy and Copyright Enter Views on Crisis. Concept and Production: Andrea Iten, Martin Schaffner, Max Spielmann.


The video tutorial Everyone Can Be a Remixer deals with audiovisual remix in the Internet era. The idea behind this is that every cultural content - derived and derivable - stems from the audiovisual ecosystem s of an eternal network of connections that puts us in the situation of prosumers, consumers and producers of content. It is about the narrative ways and the learning processes arisen from the contexts in which we live. Everyone Can Be a Remixer is, more than anything else, an invitation to take part.

ZEMOS98, "Everyone Can Be a Remixer", 2013, 23', Courtesy Zemos98 / 2013. CC BY SA.

Croatian Association of Fine Arts presents "The society of the spectacle" - an international group exhibition as part of REALISE project from March 10 - April 10, 2016 in Zagreb.

Why hasn’t the media been able to redefine and build a complex discourse on migration? Live cinema performance €urovisions at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.

Rohkunstbau XXI. presents works of ten international artists referring to the theme of „Apocalypse“: an exciting exhibition at a special place.

On the occasion of the preview of the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 the exhibition REALISE & RESIST was shown in Venice. The exhibition focused on video works dealing with various phenomena of crisis.

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The following institutions cooperate within REALISE project.

Atlantis at the Venice Biennial 2011

With several works the partners of the Atlantis network presented themselves at the Venice Biennale 2011.

Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices

For three years, the project "HEICO - Heritage, Identity and Communication in Contemporary European Art Practices" focussed on the border crossing, cultural exchange. With partners in Germany, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia the themes of borderland, border experiences, war experience, the heritage of differing cultures and the same political system, belonging, foreignness and identity are key terms and common elements of the east- and south European home regions of our partner institutions were adressed. These experiences have an impact on the practise of contemporary art, where they are reflected or continued, and create something new and shared.
Within the project exhibitions and seminars were held. This publication documents the work of all the partner institutions in the HEICO project.

REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises

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Art has always responded highly sensitively towards crisis. In recent years, crisis has relentlessly encompassed Europe and the whole planet and has deeply affected the social fabric of societies as well as individual concepts of life. It is in this context that the importance of artistic creation - especially the artists’ ability of critically and sensually re-imagining - emerges as a potent force. The REALISE project asks questions about how contemporary artists deal with the oscillating and omnipresent phenomenon: What aspects of crisis are reflected upon? What kind of ideas and alternative models of resistance towards crisis can be developed? How can art contribute to promote strategies of resilience? In what ways art and culture itself are in crisis? Is there something like Creative Crisis Intelligence?

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REALISE project is initiated by the ATLANTIS network. Founded in 2008, this loose union connects European contemporary artistic and cultural institutions from Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Moldova, Slovakia and Spain through cross-border cultural exchange and cooperation by commonly implementing projects such as “Atlantis – Hidden Histories – new Identities. European Art 20 Years after the Iron Curtain” (2008-9), “HEICO – Heritage, Identity and Communication in European Contemporary Art Practices” (2010-12) and currently “REALISE_The Resilience of Art in Liquid Crises” (2014-16). 


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Lisa Ertl
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