– The World is our Oyster
Two german artists have traveled for three days to Bulgaria – looking for a luxurious life.
Their experiences, thoughts and pictures of the road trip are going to be exhibited in the same car the where traveling by: THE MOBILE GALLERY – “FRISCHKUNST FAHRWERKE”
Via GPS the gallery is to be found at remote places within the city of Veliko Tarnovo.
This innovative exhibition is launched in October 2014 in both Countries at the same time.
The original project documentation can be found on:
Germany to many Eastern Europeans is the promised Land and the Goal of a long voyage. However, many Germans are complaining about the immigration waves and the so called EU-profiteers.
For the two german Artists, life in their home country dose not offer evident luxsuries. Here the live on the sidelines of society and can not afford to own a house or lead a high standard life.
To get all that, they had to become EU-profiteers themselves, who are crossing boarders in order to be wealthy Europeans in Bulgaria.
With their artistic work they are likely to earn about 10 grant a year, often working 60 hours a week. In Germany that is very little and jobseekers get almost as much from the dole. Struggling along official poverty but receiving freedom.
In comparison with the average Bulgarian Income (200-400 Euros a month) this sounds absurd – but the unequal balance inside Europe is absurd too.
What is a luxurious life anyway? Why are some coming to Germany, while we are moving towards Bulgaria, to fullfill our dreams.
Jessica wants to buy a house in the countryside together with a good friend. While such a dream in Germany can only be realised with a budget of between 200.000 to 800.000 Euros, in Bulgaria 10.000 – 30.000 is enough.
As an artist you can’t and don’t want to be bound on a life long mortgage and its highly unlikely to get one from a bank anyway…
With this journey the horizons of the two female artists have been broadend. They have posted their enigmas, concerns and conflicts on facebook.
For “URBAN SHORTCUT” they will set up an exhibition, which will presented in the mobile galleries in both countries simultaneously. It will contain their pictures, thougts and questions towards life and the world it happens in.
In the car that brought them across the boarders (and its german successor), they are trying to offer another shortcut between the art and the audience.
Leonie Pichler (30) studied directing in Augsburg, Paris, Italy and USA. She had to learn many languages, before finding her own – but ever since everything has become clear. She writes and stages plays in her very own style: innovative, modern, multimedial, multilingual, in absurd places and always trouthful. Recently she has been invited to an international directors conference in Chicago, Toronto and New York. She would never say so, but she couldn’t be happier!
Jessica Treffler (34)
Aquired an Hounours Degree in time bade art in Dundee, Scotland in 2004 which was succeeded by a post graduate degree in art therapy in munich. After that she resumed working as a freelance artist, curator and designer as well as starting up her own practice for art therapy. Founding the company frischkunst in 2008 she manged to unite all her passions. Her own artistic practice includes mostly conceptual pieces like installations in which in wich the audience is often challenged to interact with or experience the art in direct manner. To accomplish this, she uses all kinds of media such as film, photography, sound, performance and projections but also traditional painting. To her happieness is a luxury money can’t buy…