|MoneyNations 1 - moneynations@access|
|Exhibition, Webzine, Video and Magazine Project, Workshop and Congress
with: A-Clip (Berlin), Absolutno (Novi Sad), Mehmet Akiol (Zurich), Edit Andras (Budapest), Joerg Arendt (Bonn), Marion Baruch/Name Diffusion (Paris/Milan), Paula di Bello/ Marco Biraghi (Milan), Jochen Becker (Berlin), Marica Bender /RadioZid (Sarajevo), Luchezar Boyadjiev (Sofia), Iara Boubnova (Sofia), Fritz Burschel / 'No one is illegal', Iana Cvikova /ASPEKT (Bratislava), Eva Danzl Suarez / FIZ (Zurich), Dogfilm (Berlin), Melita Gabric / Blaz Habjan / Martine Anderfuhren (Ljubljana/Geneva), Hex TV (Cologne), Berta Jottar (New York), K3000 (Zurich), Gülsün Karamustafa (Istanbul), Beat Leuthard (Basel), Level ltd. (Zurich), Geert Lovink (Amsterdam), Medienhilfe Ex-Jugoslavien (Zurich), Marton Oblath (Budapest), Ayse Öncü (Istanbul), Marion von Osten (Berlin/Zurich), Drazen Pantic / B92 (Belgrade), Marco Peljhan / Ljudmilla (Ljubljana), Lia & Dan Perjovschi (Bucharest), Pascal Petignat / Peter Riedlinger (Zurich/Vienna), Sascha Roesler (Zurich), Polnischer Sozialrat (Berlin), Kalin Serapionov (Sofia), Oliver Sertic / Attak (Zagreb), Natalie Seitz / Markus Jans (Lucerne), Nedko Solakov (Sofia), Peter Spillmann (Zurich), Deep Europe / V2_East-Syndicate, Mina Vuletic / B92 (Belgrade), Dr. Anna Wessely (Budapest), Jeta Xharra /Mediaproject (Pristina), Zelimir Zilnik / Terra Film (Novi Sad).
The MoneyNations project took place for the first time in the Shedhalle in Zurich from 23 October - 13 December 1998. The starting-point of MoneyNations was to address the complex and contradictory process of forming collective and individual identities in (radically) changing political conditions. Central to this analysis was the fact that Western Europe's border policies in relation to Central and South-Eastern Europe is tightening culturally and economically, and the racial discrimination against non-Europeans associated with this. The project concentrated on kindling an active debate between, and bringing together, creative artists and media activists from Eastern and Western Europe and looked at the way in which they are represented in the context of art, as a social and symbolic location. We worked for over a year on setting up a network of correspondents - the "KorrespondentInnennetz - in which theorists, media activists and artists from Central and South-Eastern Europe worked from different points of view against the production of borders by a Europe that is centred above all on the West. The work that emerged from this process of exchange includes video productions, photographic works, installations, theoretical texts and narratives. The artists' and video producers' pieces were introduced in the Shedhalle exhibition and are being shown in various places in Eastern and Western Europe and further exploited as a basis for work and discussion. The Shedhalle project was launched with a three-day congress on the "Economy of the Border" and a workshop with media producers from the former Jugoslavia. The project will continue next year probably in Bratislava and in Vienna. All the contributions are published in English on the www.moneynations.ch web site or in the publication "The Correspondent".