Miss~ion: M.A.R.S. – Discovering Europe

Ongoing Project

Within the project I take a distinctively subjective artistic perspective on the concept of European Identity to define a visual ethnography of places and voices.  It is a collection of drawings, photos, and notes to describe a cultural sphere.

The project started in 2019 and the most material I gathered on travels.  I’m searching for a more private and intimate perspective on everyday life.

What is the cement of society, which encourages its various components to live together? How can we develop a deeper sense of belonging and connecting with others and the world?

 

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.

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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