European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) invites visual arts amateurs and professionals, fans of history, cultural anthropology, sociology aged 18 – 25 to apply for the online edition of the international project In Between? – Image and Memory, which focuses on the relations between visual arts and memory studies. The project, taking place between 23 October and 7 November 2020, will consist of a webinar, individual online masterclasses and a final photo competition. Application deadline is 7 October 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition of In Between? will be slightly different. While we cannot travel across Europe and meet live, yet we can still ensure a vivid dialogue between participants. When state administrative borders are restored and people cannot travel abroad, we would like to encourage young artists to find traces of memory in their immediate neighbourhood, their own towns and own districts. What testimonies of unique local history may that new perspective reveal?
This year’s formula assumes that after qualification, a group of 15 persons will be offered two webinars and individual online masterclasses with Katarzyna Sagatowska – a Polish photographer, lecturer, organiser of art events and artistic curator of the project.
The works of the participants will be evaluated by an international Jury gathering artists, historians and members of the ENRS team: Martin Kollár (Slowak artist), Prof. Marcela Sălăgean ( Member of the Advisory Board, ENRS), Dr Annemarie Franke (Projects Department, ENRS), Rafał Rogulski (Director of ENRS), Dr Ewelina Szpak (Academic Department, ENRS). The authors of the winning works will be granted with vouchers for photo equipment. An exhibition of all the works will be presented on the ENRS website and social media channels and its institutional partners.
Students aged 18 – 25 interested in the culture of remembrance and photography may apply for the InBetween? – Image and Memory 2020 providing the ENRS with an explanation of their idea for the future work inspired by the subject of memory and (local) borders, as well as a description of their previous academic – artistic activity, their interests and particular motivation to enter the project. Examples of photographic works are welcomed (maximum 3 photos).
Project entries, exclusively in electronic format, may be submitted by 7 October 2020 to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed recruitment rules, guidelines for candidates are available at https://enrs.eu/edition/in-between-2020 .
In 2016, the ENRS initiated an international educational project titled In Between? targeting university students and enthusiasts of history, cultural anthropology, sociology and audio-visual arts. Selected in an open recruitment process, participants of the successive project editions were invited to take part in interdisciplinary workshops focusing on memory culture as well as audio-visual archiving and documentation, and then made study trips to border regions of European countries where they made and documented interviews with witnesses to history using the methodology of oral history.
Katarzyna Sagatowska – artistic curator of the project, Polish photographer, lecturer and organiser of art events, as well as promoter of collecting photography in Poland. She graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic (where she is currently doing a PhD) and Warsaw Technical University. Interested in the topic of interrelation between photography and memory. Scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Warsaw. Jury member in such contests as Young Creative Chevrolet, BZ WBK Press Foto, ShowOFF of Krakow Photomonth and Photographic Publication of the Year (Fotograficzna Publikacja Roku). Author of solo exhibitions and participant in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Founder and owner of JEDNOSTKA – gallery and publishing house.
The project is organised by:
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS)
Partners: Ústav pamäti národa, JEDNOSTKA
Technology Partner: SONY