Category Archives: Migration

Naema Tahir and Juan Luis Sánchez in Eye!

In collaboration with the Eye, Doc Next Network and the European Cultural Foundation present a conversation around ‘Media and Democracy’ with Naema Tahir, a human rights lawyer based in the Netherlands and the Spanish Deputy Director of eldiario.es and journalist Juan Luis Sánchez.

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Naema Tahir, human rights lawyer

During the conversation, the publication ‘Remixing Europe: migrants, media, representation and imagery’ of which Juan Luis Sánchez is one of the authors, is presented to the public. The conversation is in English and led by Katherine Watson, Director of the European Cultural Foundation.  The conversation takes place prior to live cinema show €urovisions is a performance by the young collective of media artists from Poland, Spain, Turkey and the UK: European Souvenirs.

The evening is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting for Media & Democratie. The Doc Next Network was set up in 2010 by the European Cultural Foundation with the aim to generate access to wider public opinion.

Juan Luis Sánchez, Spanish Deputy Director of eldiario.es and journalist

Juan Luis Sánchez, Spanish Deputy Director of eldiario.es and journalist

20 May / 19.15 / Eye Film Institute Amsterdam. Buy a ticket or Get a press ticket.

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Voorafgaand aan de show presenteren ECF en Doc Next Network de publicatie Remixing Europe – Migrants, Media, Representation and Imagery. Remixing Europe richt zich op vier dwingende case studies van recente media incidenten, die de basis vormen voor een analyse van lokale, culturele en historische verbanden in Polen, Turkije, Spanje en Groot-Britannië die de publieke opinie over migranten beïnvloeden.

ECF directeur Katherine Watson zal het boek presenteren in een gesprek over media en democratie met de Britse-Nederlandse-Pakistaanse mensenrechten advocaat en schrijver Naema Tahir en de Spaanse journalist, oprichter van eldiario.es en co-auteur van Remixing Europe, Juan Luis Sánchez.

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Free Masterclass “The making of €urovisions”

The Making of €urovisions – A Free masterclass on Remix and Live Cinema by the international artists’ collective European Souvenirs
Are you an arts student? Are you interested in remix culture and techniques, Live Cinema performance, expanded documentary and audiovisual culture?

Find out what happens when four artists from different backgrounds and countries come together to research and use existing audiovisual archives to produce a live cinema experience. What is the collaborative and creative process they go through? What tools do they use?

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Want to know more about different techniques for multiscreening, sampling and more? Want to find out about composing and performing live music while tackling the difficult topic of how migrants are shown in the mainstream media in Europe?

€urovisions is a Live Cinema performance that encompasses all of that. The Spanish online newspaper El Diario, wrote this about the €urovisions premiere in Seville last month, “It isn’t cinema, a concert or a live broadcast. This sum of many parts is quite incomprehensible until you find yourself in front of it.”

4ab96479606d46953da229d7df5fd5bd.jpegWe see pictures of migrants from news footage, illustrating rhetoric about the political and economic causes and pre-assumed effects of migration – but what are these people’s names? Why are they here? What are their own personal stories?

The show is produced in collaboration with the Spanish collective Zemos98 and Chris Allen and Tim Cowie, artists of The Light Surgeons, the renowned UK-based live cinema group.

The Dutch premiere of €urovisions will take place at the Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam on 20 May. You can attend for free. And if you can’t make it in person, the show will also be streamed live on ECF’s website.

You are also invited to join the special European Souvenirs artists’ masterclass on the 22 May to find out more about the complexity of the processes of an international collaboration and live cinema performance. During this informal masterclass, the artists will be happy to share their experiences and enter into a dialogue with participants!

To get your free ticket for the premiere and to join the masterclass, please register your interest by sending an email with the title “masterclass” to this address: masterclass@culturalfoundation.eu. Please be aware there are only 25 places available for the masterclass – and these are available on a first come, first served basis.

Prior to the €urovisions performance, you can also join the launch of the bookRemixing Europe: migrants, media, representation and imagery. This will include a conversation about the role of media in democracy, with Naema Tahir, a human rights lawyer based in the Netherlands and the Spanish Deputy Director of El Diario and contributor to the book, Juan Luis Sánchez.

The €urovisions premiere, the presentation of Remixing Europe: migrants, media, representation and imagery and the masterclass are supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting Democratie en Media.

€urovisions is part of Remapping Europe – a Remix Project, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. The Doc Next Network was set up in 2010 by ECF with the aim of generating access to wider public opinion. 

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€urovisions in Eye Film Institute Netherlands

EYE-in-het-donker-foto-Henk-MeijerOn 20 May, The artists of €urovisions (the new show of European Souvenirs) will perform in Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam. EYE is the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands. €urovisions also makes use of the archive of Eye’s collection.

We are selling out! Buy your tickets now € 10 / 8,50.

Mainstream media often shows one side of migration. But what is the story told by the people who migrate to Europe? Running up to the upcoming European elections in May 2014, €urovisons, a new show by European Souvenirs, proposes a glimpse on migration from the migrant perspective.

Eye_logo_Base_FileThis live cinema performance portrays migrants chasing a European dream and look at the way they are represented in the media.

Remixing live cinema and documentary techniques (multiscreen, live music, audiovisual actionism, sampling and cut-ups) into an audiovisual performance,€urovisions takes you on a trip in Europe and the homelands of newcomers: migrants, nomads, tourists and souvenirs are guiding you through time and history.

We see pictures of migrants on the news, illustrating rhetorics about the political and economical causes and pre-assumed 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.

evisions€urovisions is the second live cinema performance by an international collective of young artists from different European countries: Farah Rahman (the Netherlands), Karol Rakowski (Poland), Noriko Okaku (UK) and Malaventura (Spain). €urovisions is produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of the Light Surgeons, and coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.

€urovisions is part of Remapping Europe – a Remix Project, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. €urovisions is partly drawing on the material generated in the Remapping Europe workshops.

Visit European Souvenirs’ website for more information about the performance and upcoming touring dates.

The show of €urovisions in Eye Film Institute Netherlands is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).

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European Souvenirs in London!

European Souvenirs is going to be performed at the BFI ‘s Future Film Festival on Friday 21st February at 15:00. The festival is aimed at 15-25 year olds, so if you’re in London come and see us!

1ds6rT0The BFI Future Film Festival returns with an exciting line-up of events and screenings, to help media-makers develop their own unique pathway into the world of film. Each day will have a different focus (fiction, animation and documentary) and you can expect in-depth masterclasses, hands on workshops, screenings of the best new films by young, emerging filmmakers and inspirational Q&As.

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Screen Shot 2013-07-07 at 9.35.02 AMA epic live-cinema performance through time and history, combining live music, DJs, VJs, animation and archive footage; an audio-visual spectacle not to be missed. Created by the Doc Next Network with 5 young European artists over several months, with residentials in Istanbul, Seville, Amsterdam and Warsaw and support from a range of tutors including Toni Serra and Chris Allen of The Light Surgeons.

Acción Cultural EspañolaEuropean Souvenirs at the BFI Future Film Festival is with the special support of Acción Cultural Española.

Lab MODE showcases at Which Human Rights? Film Festival

MODE Istanbul organizes two showcases of selected Doc Next and Lab MODE media works at the 5th Which Human Rights Film Festival to be held in Istanbul between December 14th and 18th, 2013.

Launched in 2009 on the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Which Human Rights? Film Festival carried out by the Documentarist team celebrates its 5th edition between 14-18 December 2013. The festival showcases films from all around the world that deal with human rights issues, and the main theme of this year’s program is “resistance”. Audiences can download the full program of the festival here.

As part of this year’s festival program, MODE Istanbul will host two showcases of selected Doc Next and Lab MODE works: The first showcase Remapping Europe “Migration Stories” will be held on the 14th of December at 15:00 in SALT Beyoğlu. A 75-min selection of remixes completed at the Remapping Europe Creative Remix Ateliers by participants from Turkey, UK, Spain and Poland will be presented to the audiences.

The second showcase Lab MODE “Gezi Stories” will be held on 16th of December at 19:00 in Aynalı Geçit. The screening will include a selection of media works created as part of the Gezi (Media) Lab, launched at the onset of the protests to provide a space for young people to explore the Gezi Spirit and to produce new media works, individually and collectively. Gezi Lab was organized as part of the Lab MODE program, which includes various long-term projects and media labs of MODE Istanbul including Remapping Europe activities. 

A talk with the media makers will be held following each screening.

Read more about the screenings and selected works.

European Souvenirs @ Vrede van Utrecht Festival

We invite you to take a trip down memory lane in a side-programme to the House of Eutopia, as on 19 September, European Souvenirs will present their re-mapping of Europe visually, geographically and conceptually at the Vrede van Utrecht (‘Treaty of Utrecht’) Festival 2013.

European Souvenirs is Doc Next Networks live-cinema performance. Remixing music, photography and film, the European Souvenirs artistic group re-examined the prevailing imagery of immigrants across European communities and re-maps Europe visually, geographically and conceptually. (more…)

€urovisions, a live cinema performance about migrants chasing a European dream.
€urovisions, a new show by European Souvenirs, is about the way the people who come to Europe chasing the European dream, are portrayed in our media.“It isn’t cinema, a concert or a live broadcast. This sum of many parts is quite incomprehensible until you find yourself in front of it.” – Spanish online newspaper El Diario about the €urovisions premiere.

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We see their pictures on the news, illustrating rhetorics about  the political and economical causes and pre-assumed 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.

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€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 remixes live cinema and documentary techniques (multiscreen, live music, audiovisual actionism, sampling and cut-ups) into an audiovisual performance.

€urovisions is the second live cinema performance by an international collective of young artists from different European countries: Farah Rahman (the Netherlands), Karol Rakowski (Poland), Noriko Okaku (UK) and Malaventura (Spain). €urovisions is produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of the Light Surgeons, and coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.

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€urovisions is part of Remapping Europe – a Remix Project, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. €urovisions is partly drawing on the material generated in the Remapping Europe workshops.

Please visit  www.europeansouvenirs.eu for booking info, the complete tour schedule and more.

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