The exhibition is the outcome of the online project ‘Destination Europe’ that the French artist undertook on behalf of the festival. Triggered by coordinates from Google Maps sent to her by visitors to the festival website, she travelled across Europe to what often seemed like meaningless locations. The resulting travelogues are a combination of video, photographs, diary fragments, interviews and drawings. Every episode contains factual information, but through the treatment of that information it also becomes a poetic reflexion on nature and culture, on objective and subjective experience.
Both a social experiment and an existential trip, the project is all about testing personal limits, natural boundaries and political frontiers. The combined episodes do not pretend any official view or truth, but offer some unique vantage points from which to explore the idea of Europe.
For the installation version Rabreau creates a new constellation with her animations and video-reportages. She also presents a more subjective photographic impression of her travel experiences in what she conceives as a research lab for alternative travel.
Project produced by IFFR, with the kind support of wpZimmer and the Media Arts Atelier - KASK Gent.
Daily, 09:00-01:00, Jurriaanse Hal de Doelen, free admission