Outer Space Transmitter
An artistic contribution to the REGIOPARL-project
An artistic contribution to the REGIOPARL-project
The OST in Austria: St. Pölten, 23 May 2022
On 23 May 2022, the Outer Space Transmitter made its second stop on its tour through Austria in St. Pölten. With friendly support by the city museum St. Pölten (Stadtmuseum St. Pölten), the OST sent messages on Europe and the European Union by interested passers-by to outer space.
Especially some passing students were quite taken with the Outer Space Transmitter.
A view from local news reporting may be found here (in German).
The OST in Austria: Krems, 20 May 2022
Starting its one-week journey through Austria, on 20 May 2022, the Outer Space Transmitter visited Danube University Krems. During this year’s Austrian Lange Nacht der Forschung the OST was one of many attractions on the university campus designed to make academic research accessible to a broader audience. From the audimax in Krems, artist Mona Schulzek sent the visitors’ messages to outer space and answered many questions on the technical details and the functioning as well as the artistic idea behind the OST, whilst the REGIOPARL team presented its academic research at a station inside the university.
And some more sun: the OST visits Berlin on 8 May 2022
On 8 May 2022, the interactive art project “Outer Space Transmitter” by artist Mona Schulzek visited Berlin! In front of the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium from 11 am onwards, interested by-passers could send their thoughts on Europe into space.
Following a REGIOPARL invitation, from 5 pm – 6.30 pm, author and activist Nini Tsiklauri, Laura Neugebauer, Chair of the EU-Committee of the Berlin House of Deputies, Martin Kasperek, adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and EU youth representative at Deutscher Bundesjugendring, Sakiye Boukari, discussed the role of Europe’s youth in the debate on the future of the EU during a panel discussion entitled: “The Future is Yours?! Europe’s Youth in the EU’s future debate”.
Programme (in German)
The OST gets some sun in Alicante, 25 April 2022
The journey continues… On 25 April 2022, the art project Outer Space Transmitter visited Alicante (ES) and asked once again: What does it mean to be a citizen of the European Union?
Numerous pass-byers sent their replies towards outer space and engaged in lively discussions on the EU and its future with the artist Mona Schulzek and the REGIOPARL team. In attendance of local press representatives, several members of the city council (Consejal Municipal) visited the Outer Space Transmitter as well and participated in the conversations.
From local news coverage (in Spanish):
The Outer Space Transmitter in Düsseldorf from 25 to 31 October
From 25 to 31 October the “Outer Space Transmitter” is exhibited in the framework of the Rundgangs der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. This exhibition showcases the work of the Academy’s students, including the artist behind the artistic contribution to the REGIOPARL-project, Mona Schulzek.
During this week visitors have the possibility to send their messages about Europe into outer space by visiting the art project’s website www.outerspacetransmitter.art.
Outer Space Transmitter in Kraków on 15. October 2021
On 15 October, the art project “Outer Space Transmitter” stopped in Kraków, Poland. The impressive installation was exhibited in front of the Collegium Novum, the main building of the Jagiellonian University Kraków, which co-organized this event. Starting a dialogue about Europe through an artistic approach was very well received: Numerous people took the unique opportunity to send their messages about Europe from their region into outer space. The local press also reported about the performance. Find the messages from this departure here.
Exhibition Science-Ex – Time travels on 03.09.2021
In the course of the exhibition Science-Ex – timeless travels, the art project by REGIOPARL, the Outer Space Transmitter, was installed at the Kunsthaus Dortmund on 3 September.
2. Digital event at the Donau-Gymnasium Kelheim on 12.07.2021
1. Digital Depature in Tübingen on 6./7. May 2021
On Thursday and Friday, 6 and 7 May, the University of Tübingen, under the direction of Professor Gabriele Abels, in cooperation with the REGIOPARL research project and the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V., organized the conference “From Takers to Shapers”, to which the project team contributed both with scientific contributions and with the presentation of its art project, the Outer Space Transmitter.
During the conference participants had the possibility to send messages about Europe into space. Moreover, the artist Mona Schulzek was available for several Q&A-sessions and gave some insight into her conceptional idea of the art project.
Here you can find the video recording of the presentation of the Outer Space Transmitter.
Digital Kick-Off on 12th of November 2020
What does it mean to be a citizen of the European Union? On the 12th of November, REGIOPARL invited a well-versed panel to discuss this question from the different perspectives of science, politics and art. The digital event took place in the framework of the official launch of the art project Outer Space Transmitter by Mona Schulzek.
Prof. Dr. Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski, University of Leipzig, moderated the discussion on the interplay between region, nation and Europe between Secretary of State Mathias Weilandt, State Ministry of Saxony for Justice and Democracy, Europe and Equality, Prof. Ulrike Guérot, Danube University Krems, Prof. Gabriele Abels, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and Franciska Zólyom, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig.
Here you can find the full press release (in German) about the event.