Mission: M.A.R.S. – Discovering Different Perspectives on the European Idea

This project started in summer 2019 and is about examining different perspectives of the European idea.

The red line of the project are drawings. 

The project is about an imaginary but also concrete journey through Europe. M.A.R.S. is an abbreviation of Mobile Artist Research Studio. In a practical sense I’m going by car, bike, train or by foot on an expedition. The exchange with other people and collaborations creates creative potential and new perspectives on the European idea.

To understand the European idea, one probably has to go for search of those hidden meanings and layers of the concept of Europe. Pim de Boer defines three main elements of the European cultural heritage:

  1. The identification of Europe with freedom.
  2. The connection between Europe and Christianity.
  3. The concept of European culture.
Logboek

Rotterdam – Essen – Berlin – Rotterdam [2019]

Blankenfelde

Rotterdam – Kemzeke – Schwarzwald – Emmental – Schiefergebirge – Franken – Rotterdam [2019]

Berlin

 

Blankenfelde [2019]

Funeral

Cyprus

Zollbrück

This figure refers to: art & agriculture

 

Blankenfelde

Funeral Feast

Cyprus

 

Essen

Zollverein

Monster

 

Rotterdam, Bloemhofplein

This figure refers to: Project Putsebocht, Klimplant, Tentakel

 

Zollbrück

Blankenfelde

Garden house, inside

Essen

Zollverein

Leopoldshafen

Palermo 

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