The MANIFEST Project seeks to engage with diverse artists for whom the topic of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people has a special interest or motivation. All artistic forms of expression are welcome.
By organising residencies in Budapest/Zsennye, Lisbon and Copenhagen – The Artistic Journey – the Project seeks to empower artists to approach the subject, and to re-imagine the perspectives and the history of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people on the European continent and its existing cultural traces. The selected artists will travel to three cities to create art that promotes a creative look into our past collective memory. Along the Artistic Journey, artists and creators will be required and encouraged to utilise new media technologies and foster personal development.
The Journey will be closed with a Final Event in Nantes, a city filled with relics of its slave-trading past. It will be an opportunity to host the Award Ceremony for the residency creators and to use the artworks to catalyse and engage in social debate on the topic.