Hosted by kuda.org, Novi Sad in collaboration with V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
On May 1, 2004 the European Union has expanded beyond its 'core Europe' constellation to include, for the first time, nations of the former Eastern and Non-Aligned Blocks. By recalling the pan-European Picnic of 1989 along the Austrian-Hungarian border, which induced the events leading to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Trans_European Picnic marked the resultant shift in Europe's geopolitical structure.
Through a two-day electronic media arts and culture gathering in and around the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, not far beyond the European Union's new transnational edge, the Picnic brought together artists, theoreticians and media practitioners from across Europe to explore the changing cultural and artistic landscape within and beyond this new conglomerate of competing cultures, economies and identities. The Trans_European Picnic provided a lively platform of debate and exchange into the evolving sense of identity and new forms of collaboration active in countering the growing gap separating the Europe of the "Out-side" from the Europe of the "In-side".
With presentations by a.o.: Luchezar Boyadziev (BG), Bojana Petric (HU/SCG), Stephen Kovats (CA/HU/NL), Marion von Osten (DE), Florian Schneider (DE), Vuk Cosic (SI), Vladan Joler (SCG), Media Art Farm (GE), Nat Muller (NL), Edit András (HU), Basak Senova (TR), Milos Vojtechovský (CZ)
Performances by a.o.: State of Sabotage (AT), inf.act (GE), Anabala (TR), Connected Art Workers' Stream in collaboration with \An`a*tom"ic\ (Waag Society / Guy Van Belle, NL)
Screenings by a.o.: Zelimir Zilnik (SCG), Janko Baljak (SCG), Pavel Braila (MD), Hubert Czerepok (PL), Joost Conijn (NL), film & video selection by NOMAD (TR)