aims to present ASEF’s active involvement in civil society dialogue through a series of multi-media installations at the Helsingin Messuleskus during the ASEM 6 Summit in Helsinki, Finland on 7-11 September 2006 and on 7 & 8 Septembe
r at an outdoor space near the City of Helsinki Cultural Office (yellow house) from 8:00 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Employing elements from ASEF’s projects: ASEMUS Virtual Collection of Masterpieces (VCM) and the Asia-Europe Art Camp (Hearing Helsinki), Borderless Me is designed to illustrate in over 400 photographs selected from an archive of more than 50,000 images from Asia and Europe, a combination of works resulting from ASEF's Forum for Young Photographers and Walkscreen's photo collection; video project on "What is a Masterpieces?" , a collection of masterpiece definitions by different individuals, conceptualised and produced by ASEF as a part of its many contributions to ASEMUS Virtual Collection team; and soundscape on "Hearing Helsinki", which is a result of the Fourth Asia-Europe Art Camp (June 2006), on how ASEF facilitates the opening of varied avenues towards borderless understanding by engaging peoples through its three pronged pillars: People to People, Intellectual and Cultural Exchanges.
The series of visual and sound installations will attempt to venture on how ideas, practices, languages, sound, images and technology can transport peoples across the borders in a specific locale while embracing the diversity and oneness that exist of cultures in Asia and Europe.
Berlin-based artists: Ruthe Zuntz and Michael Reitz are the artistic collaborators for the visual installation and the sonic sound is the collective creation resulting from the Asia-Europe Art Camp 2006.
ASEM 6 Secretariat, Media Lab at the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the City of Helsinki Cultural Office are co-organising this project with ASEF. There are more than 100 Asian and European artists contributing to "Borderless Me".
ASEMUS Virtual Collection of Masterpieces
December 2006 launch
ASEMUS Virtual Collection of Masterpieces (VCM) is a web-based project featuring 1,000 exquisite objects from 40 museums from Asia and Europe. The prime collection resulting from the curatorial research of Asian and European museum experts aim to be an educational tool to tell stories of different cultures and deemed to offer a unique virtual environment for learning and sharing.
For more information visit http://www.asemus.org
Hearing Helsinki, Fourth Asia-Europe Art Camp, Helsinki, Finland, June 2006
Hearing Helsinki is the combined effort of 20 young sound artists from Asia and Europe. Created during the 4th Asia-Europe Art Camp, it represents the variety of sonic environments in Helsinki. The sounds featured here were captured, sliced and spliced together by the Art Campers, who, in sharing this piece with you also share their take on the city, seen through their ears.