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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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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.

A cemetery called the Mediterranean

Lampedusa’s people In Memoriam.

A short film by Malaventura for the European Souvenirs Show, a live cinema remix-performance touring Europe inside of the project Remapping Europe, 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.

Used footage from Fernando Lopez Raya archive & Orphan films from Fleamarkets.

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MODE Istanbul exploring the ‘Gezi Spirit’

Humorous tag lines and strong imageries on banners, walls, and social media, rainbow colored stairs, the ‘standing men’ on the streets… Clever and provocative videos, documentaries, remixes… Activism became art, art became activism…

dervis_ardaCreative resistance, online and offline, was at the core of the recent Gezi Protests in Turkey and fueled the ‘Gezi Spirit’: People of different social/cultural backgrounds used different outlets to spread the news and to share their voices, while the mainstream media kept its silence. The Gezi (Media) Lab was launched by Doc Next partner MODE Istanbul 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. Each mini lab, held once a month, includes talks & discussions with guest speakers, hands-on workshops, visits to and screenings at park forums, and focuses on different themes such as “The Symbols of Gezi”, “Video Activism”, “Gender and Resistance”,  “The Sound of Gezi”, “The Right to the City and Migration”.

come as you areThe labbers seek to create links between the widely discussed subjects the Gezi events brought to the forefront like citizens rights, censorship, urban transformation, the reclaiming of public spaces, collective action, commons and migration, and express via their media works their views.

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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…)

Remix culture frames Remapping Europe

In Remapping Europe, we use re-mixing of media both as a tool as well as a cultural framework. The concept of ‘remix’ refers to a broad set of social and cultural practices consisting of the fragmentation, re-ordering, and re-contextualisation of both pre-existing and new content – whether text, sound or image.

url-3Perhaps as a result of the digital shift or perhaps simply as a sign of the times, creators today are working generally more inter-disciplinarily, less willing to define themselves by, or confine themselves to, a single discipline. Remapping Europe brings together film, video, live cinema, performance, media, remixed image and sound and reflects new audiences’ interests. The artists have different profiles complementing each other as media artists, performers, 3D animators, documentarians, musicians, DJs and VJs.

Remix culture frames Remapping Europe: de-constructing narrative(s), recreating new narrative(s) of representation, using D-I-Y forms of media production and appropriating mass media texts. It is a cultural operating system, in which existing audiovisual material and images are framed in a new context, juxtaposed and seen from a fresh perspective, revealing new visions on our past, present and future. Remix is also a tool that is accessible, reflects a multidimensional, rather than a linear interest, and encompasses everything from collaging to digital storytelling.

At its root, both Doc Next Network and Remapping Europe are intergenerational – looking at Europe as the intersection of generations rather than a division or gap between generations. The organisations on the ground have designed intergenerational activities for their communities and the project brought together the narration of the young creators with that of their parents and grandparents. It remixes and weaves the stories, contexts and perspectives of older generations through archival searching – confronting and interrogating them. A personal story becomes the centre of a more collective narrative. Because we are standing on the brink of the greatest generational shift that we have experienced in the western world, we must find intergenerational approaches and innovations – intergenerational knowledge sharing – rather than looking at projects, programmes or solutions that address ‘older’ people and others that address ‘youth’. The inclusiveness of our communities must also include generations.

url-4Many of these intersections raise questions and fuel debate, sometimes heated. Perhaps the most debated is the notion of the value of inter-experiential connections and knowledge – placing the voice of the expert alongside that of the ‘experienced’. The digital shift has played havoc with the comfortable hierarchies that we are accustomed to: between the writer and the reader; the teacher and the student; the amateur and the professional; the consumer and the producer; the institution and the individual. Accessibility of technology means that everyone can create and share their creation without any intermediaries – D-I-Y takes on a whole new meaning. However it is not just Do it Yourself – but it is also Do it With Others, or Do it Together. The subtitle of European Souvenirs, ‘Remixing media, crossing (shifting) borders’, also refers to these elements and intersections.

The increased opening-up of archives and collections to the public further enhances this potential – allowing people greater access to information and the ability to attribute their own meaning to it. Meaning becomes much more important that the information itself.

How do we make sense of it all though? How do we make our way through the masses of information and content? We do need increased media literacy – by the creators (the millions of them) and in the sifting and filtering ability of the audiences (millions more!). Given this caveat, it is our belief that the opportunities and benefits of open access far outstrip the challenges.

Remapping Europe is seeking a new generation of digital storytellers. Remix is both the conceptual starting point and the tool to remap Europe. The existing narrative of a single new image, photograph, recording, sound or story is ‘de-constructed’ from the individual perspective of the participant and a new imagery based on the original is then created. In his book, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, Lawrence Lessig (2008) ‘presents this as a desirable ideal and argues … that the health, progress, and wealth creation of a culture is fundamentally tied to this participatory remix process’.

As remix culture is becoming more acknowledged as an essential aspect of contemporary art and cultural practice, Remapping Europe – a Remix provides many opportunities to exchange, interact, to be involved and to ensure peer-to-peer learning. It goes far beyond the individual remix, the individual organisation, institution or community.

More about Remix Culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remix_culture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIY_culture
http://blogs.zemos98.org/abrelatas/2012/07/04/remix-culture-course/
http://www.europeansouvenirs.eu/why/
http://www.nfb.ca/film/rip_a_remix_manifesto/ (video)
http://blip.tv/good-copy-bad-copy/good-copy-bad-copy-full-feature-364089 (video)

This article contains texts from “Remapping Europe – a Remix: a case study in international and inter-institutional collaboration and networking” by Katherine Watson and Vivian Paulissen, to be published in “Migrating Heritage: Networks and Collaborations across European Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions” by Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Wey Court East, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PT, England.

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Doc Next @ IDFA 2012

More than 30 Doc Next films were screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2012. Within the program of Doc Next @ IDFA, there are 5 theme categories: Public Spaces, Strong Stories, Body & Soul, The Protagonist, Political Remix Videos and Dutch Local Heroes. Doc Next Network is also on IDFA TV.

Public Spaces. A public space is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. But who decides how these places are used and improved? These films are about fighting bureaucracy, striving for a change in urban environments and other ‘street life’.

Hometown Glory, Exposure, UK, 2011
“People came together, motivated to show that the behaviour of the minority did not reflect that of the majority.” An in-depth look at the summer riots in London in 2011. Media footage and interviews with local residents and youth and community workers reveal the reasons for, and reactions to, these events that shocked London.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary scheme with Exposure Magazine, 2011.

Decision (Decyzja), Monika Jankowska Olejnik, Poland, 2011
When the municipality took away the concrete flowerpots from the streets of Zdunska Wola in Poland, an artist decided to bring them back to the people. A film that shows how an individual decision can improve the urban public space, against the backdrop of the ruling bureaucrats.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc.

Donation Only, Olly Newport, UK, 2012
Standing in the middle of a busy Brighton street every Saturday and Sunday, a masseuse gives away her skills in exchange for a simple donation of any size. But what lies behind these healing hands of hers?
Production: BFI Future Film in collaboration with Step2TV.

 

The Life of Allotments (Działkowcy), Anastazja Kądziela, Poland, 2011
Urban garden allotments are relics of the era of People’s Republic of Poland. Their residents are mostly pensioners, and the allotments create a specific microcosm with petty arguments that coexist with helpfulness and sympathy.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc, 2011.

Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
A community film sharing a message from a group of young people in Mile End in London, about why other young people should stay out of trouble and work towards achieving their dreams. Winner of the Adobe Youth Voices UK film award, two Limelight awards and the Adobe Aspire Gold Medal for documentary.
Production: participatory project with a team of young filmmakers from Tower Hamlets in London.

Lost Property Office (Biuro Rzeczy Zagubionych), Anna Rok, Agnieszka Kokowska, Poland, 2011
An examination of objects that were lost by their owners. Gathered in the lost-and-found office, that place of ontological oblivion, they create an interesting essay with sound and image.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc.

 

Recover & Rebuild: CroydonRebecca Richards, UK, 2011
Story about a small family business, that was hit in the 2011 summer riots in London. The effects are not only tangible for the Patel family, but for the whole Croydon area.
Production: BFI Future Film bursary scheme.

Strong Stories All of us have a story about how we found the strength to overcome an obstacle or to reach a goal. The people in these films found out they were stronger than they thought – in their own way.

Doctor Loco, Anna Snowball and Matthew Kay, UK, 2012
This film dips it’s toes into the life of a street performer from London’s Southbank. Initially about how a street performer could be tempted away from his podium, this touching documentary explores deeper questions of success, failure and aspirations.
Production: British Film Institute 2012.

 

This the Type of Birds (Taki Typ Ptactwa), Małgorzata Goliszewska, Poland, 2011
Mr Zygmunt sells fruit and vegetables in his little booth, a red mobile shop. Surrounded by pigeons, he feeds them and talks to them, which deters many potential clients from coming in, but Mr Zygmunt doesn’t mind. The film follows Mr Zygmunt in his daily routine and observes the difficult relationship between this type of bird and people.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc 2011.

Meat and Onions Gang, Mari Shibata, UK/Japan, 2012
A profile of a group of independent working class musicians from London who are fed up with Britain’s coalition government. With an ethos resembling the punk scene under Margaret Thatcher’s government in the 1970s and 1980s, we follow frontman Danny Onion’s journey in creating a musical voice for London’s working class community, who cannot afford the money or time for political activism.
Production: British Film Institute, Future Film, bursary scheme 2012 in partnership with Step2TV.

Jorge, Lucas Tello Pérez, Spain, 2011
A compelling portrait of the Senegalese immigrant ‘Jorge’ who lives in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. He shares his personal story and a tale his mother told him and his brothers: the differences between cultures are not that big.
Production: ZEMOS98 2011.

 

Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
Pszów is a former mining town in Poland. This film portrays the inhabitants and their dreams, fears and values.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, as part of Poland Doc 2011.

 

Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011
Piotr is a young artist who conducts a dialogue with an invisible spectator as he searches for inspiration. The only witness is the camera.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Videonotations 2011.

Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
“The depiction of a nightmare caused by religious fanaticism”, as the media-maker puts it. In the absence of words, the video poses some very important and troubling questions. What is religion? What is fanaticism? Who decides what is?
Production: Akile Nazli Kaya 2011.

Body & Soul How do you feel when you look at yourself? Can we draw some immediate consequences regarding the relationship between our body and our soul? We do not develop our  identity all on our own. The people around us, the media and our culture strongly influence it.

Never Too Late to Reach It (Llegando a Todo), Raquel Campuzano Godoy, Spain, 2011
Carmen knows a lot, because she has lived and learned. A tribute to Sevillian women like Carmen, who have suffocated under patriarchal society and were kept invisible in their domestic role. They now have taken the language and made themselves visible with only one goal: to change their lives.
Production: ZEMOS98, 2011.

Faster, Harder, Stronger, Melisa Uneri, Turkey, 2011 
“If you don’t act macho around here, you lose points.” Portrait of young men trying to live up to the expectations of being a man.
Production: Istanbul Digital Culture and Arts Foundation and MODE Istanbul, North Aegean Narratives project 2012.

 

Forget Me Not, Matheus Ortega and Francisco Garrido, UK, 2011
The film follows some remarkable stories of young people as they open their hearts, revealing their darkest memories of the drug-filled lives they have left behind as they recount for us the path that led them to this transformation.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary awarded for the We The Peoples Film Festival #TweetaPitch competition, 2012.

Relax Club (Klub Relaks), Joanna Kozera, Pola Rożek, Poland, 2011
“Cha cha – one, two, three…” these are the words you can hear in the evening as you walk around the Grochów district in Warsaw. Senior citizens from  community club Relax learn how to dance, led by the charismatic Mr Jacek, a Polish ballroom dancing champion.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Videonotations, 2011.

Let Yourself Go, Bethan Lloyd, UK, 2011
A personal journey to investigate the use of dance in religious, spiritual and secular culture. Director Bethan journeys from hedonism to introspection, through the use of dance. In the process she discovers things about herself that had remained hidden for years.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary for new documentaries in partnership with BAFTA, 2011.

The Protagonist Without being aware of it, people, places, things or even animals can be the main character of a story. These protagonists are helping other characters to change and to become good again. In everyday life these ‘un-awares’ are the catalysts of change.

Small Things, Lucas Tello, Spain, 2012
Orfeo used his voice to reverse death – in this blackscreen film a whispering voice reverts to this myth to explain the beauty of cinema.
Production: Luca Tello, 2012.

 

 

Astronauts, Jaha Browne and Tara Manandhar, UK, 2012
A gentle exploration into the aspirations of various generations, presented through a series of short interviews conducted along the Southbank area of London.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, 2012.

 

One of Us (Icimizden Biri), Gamze Akan, Ilgın Aksoy, Sengul Moral, Turkey, 2011
The people of Eskisehir in Turkey talk about a statue, creating stories around it, revealing their own personalities.
Production: MODE Istanbul, 2011.

 

No husband but a pig in Estonia, Sasha Kheyfets, Estonia, 2011
Carolina can think of many reasons why she’d rather live with a pig than with a man.  The love for her pink piglet is unconditional and nothing holds her from living with her Rafi.
Production: Metropolis TV.

 

Just brewed it, we’re waiting for it to settle, Hande Zerkin, Metin Akdemir, Gunes Uyaniker and Gulgun Dedecam, Turkey, 2012
A day at Refik’s Tea House in Izmir, serving its customers fresh tea all day. ‘This place is my child. I devoted my life to it.’
Production: MODE Istanbul, part of the Street Stories Workshop Izmir.

 

Refika, Ozge Deniz Ozker, Turkey, 2012 
A journey that takes place on both sides of the North Aegean, in search of a woman called “Refika”. Her photograph is found on the walls of Adatepe, an old Greek village in Turkey. There are different stories about Refika and her love, Nazmi. Who is this woman and who writes history? Production: Istanbul Digital Culture and Arts Foundation and MODE Istanbul, North Aegean Narratives project.

Political Remix Video is a genre of transformative DIY media production whereby creators critique power structures, deconstruct social myths and challenge dominate media messages through re-cutting and re-framing fragments of mainstream media and the popular culture. These videos were part of a call for political remix videos by ZEMOS98, Seville, Spain April 2012.

Open Your Mouth (Abra la Boca), Montserrat Santalla Gasco, Spain, 2011
A film that focuses on the origins of the Spanish protest movement 15M (15 May) through the news broadcasts of Spanish TV. Their mass media are absolute protagonists, monopolising the supposed “media democracy”. As the only source of information for many people, they are responsible for shaping political views.

Our Dangerous Demands (Occupy remix), Malaventura, Spain, 2011
“Our dangerous demands to governments and markets are…” Oakland police brutality remixed with Judith Butler’s speech “We demand the impossible”.

 

To my Uncle (A mi Tío), Lacasinegra, Spain, 2011

A rapid mixture of images reveals the author’s attempts to communicate with his uncle, someone who is deeply involved in Spanish culture.

 

Glued, Benoit Detalle, Belgium, 2011
A critical look at our recent past as represented by TV news. David Hasselhoff’s “Looking for Freedom” – the famous song that has become the anthem of the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall – is the starting point for a critical reflection on the concepts of freedom, war and power.

 

Now, Listen!, Dominik Dušek, Czech Republic, 2011

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin.

 

 

Auction II (Subasta II), Smalouli, Morocco, 2011
A humorous ‘military video’ in the social context of the second Cold War between East and West. China has awoken, between praise and indignation: an auction of conscience and values.

 

 

The Manufacture of Consent, Enrico Argento, Portugal, 2011
A reflection on honesty and justice. All human beings construct realities in different ways that are common but apparently unrelated. Pain, happiness, justice, effort and anger are just some of the elements that unite people.

 

Illustrated Stories (Cuentos Ilustrados), Pablo Domínguez, Spain, 2011
An unconventional tale and exploration of hypnosis in different social and political circumstances. A political remix video that transforms audiovisual chaos into a new audiovisual discourse.
Production: ZEMOS98, Spain.

 

Dutch Local Heroes Dutch D-I-Y filmmakers put in their best work for Doc Next Dutch Open Screen. A selection of these works is screened in the Mini Cinema. Playlist tba.

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PLAY LISTS

Doc Next films screened before featured IDFA documentaries:

  1. Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
  2. Recover & Rebuild: Croydon, Rebecca Richards. London, 2011
  3. No husband but a pig in Estonia, Sasha Kheyfets, Estonia, 2011
  4. Small Things, Lucas Tello, Spain, 2012
  5. Just brewed it, we’re waiting for it to settle, Hande Zerkin, Metin Akdemir, Gunes Uyaniker and Gulgun Dedecam, Turkey, 2012
  6. Astronauts, Jaha Browne and Tara Manandhar, UK, 2012
  7. Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
  8. One of Us (Icimizden Biri), Gamze Akan, Ilgın Aksoy, Sengul Moral, Turkey, 2011
  9. Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
  10. Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011

Doc Next films screened daily in the Mini Cinema (Rembrandtplein):

  1. Open Your Mouth (Abra la Boca), Montserrat Santalla Gasco, Spain, 2011
  2. Our Dangerous Demands (Occupy remix), Malaventura, Spain, 2011
  3. To my Uncle (A mi Tío), Lacasinegra, Spain, 2011
  4. Glued, Benoit Detalle, Belgium, 2011
  5. Now, Listen!, Dominik Dušek, Czech Republic, 2011
  6. Auction II (Subasta II), Smalouli, Morocco, 2011
  7. The Manufacture of Consent, Enrico Argento, Portugal, 2011
  8. Illustrated Stories (Cuentos Ilustrados), Pablo Domínguez, Spain, 2011
  9. Hometown Glory, Exposure, UK, 2011
  10. Decision (Decyzja), Monika Jankowska Olejnik, Poland, 2011
  11. Donation Only, Olly Newport, UK, 2012
  12. The Life of Allotments (Działkowcy), Anastazja Kądziela, Poland, 2011
  13. Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
  14. Lost Property Office (Biuro Rzeczy Zagubionych), Anna Rok, Agnieszka Kokowska, Poland, 2011
  15. Doctor Loco, Anna Snowball and Matthew Kay, UK, 2012
  16. This the Type of Birds (Taki Typ Ptactwa), Małgorzata Goliszewska, Poland, 2011
  17. Meat and Onions Gang, Mari Shibata, UK/Japan, 2012
  18. Jorge, Lucas Tello Pérez, Spain, 2011
  19. Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
  20. Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011
  21. Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
  22. Never Too Late to Reach It (Llegando a Todo), Raquel Campuzano Godoy, Spain, 2011
  23. Faster, Harder, Stronger, Melisa Uneri, Turkey, 2011
  24. Forget Me Not, Matheus Ortega and Francisco Garrido, UK, 2011
  25. Relax Club (Klub Relaks), Joanna Kozera, Pola Rożek, Poland, 2011
  26. Let Yourself Go, Bethan Lloyd, UK, 2011
  27. Refika, Ozge Deniz Ozker, Turkey, 2012
€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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