Atlas major, cum generales omnium totius orbis [tabulas geographicas continens. by Reinier Ottens (1698-17500
This project started in summer 2019 and is about examining different perspectives on 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: