is a
floating Art
Media Lab

For a week, from 8 October till 15 October 1999, a boat will descend the Rhine, the archetypal symbol of connection between both countries, as a floating media-laboratory, from Cologne on its way to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

8 October-
15 October 1999

@ Boat M.S. Carolina


is a cultural co-operation project of
and The Netherlands

The Netherlands will host a cultural exchange and co-operation project with Nordrhein-Westfalia during the months October and November of this year, entitled “Kunst NRW.NL”. In the framework of this program a series of cultural and art projects in the field of new media will be realised. These projects have emerged from a unique co-operation between artists, institutions and cultural initiatives from both countries. The series of projects is co-ordinated by De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics (Amsterdam), and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, with V2_Organisation (Rotterdam) and Montevideo TBA (Amsterdam) as the most important partner organisations.

This co-operation project underlines the close ties that exist between both countries, and stresses the great importance this co-operation already has today, and which it increasingly will have in the context of the further European integration in the future. Culturally as well as in the field of media and new media, both The Netherlands and Nordrhein-Westfalia in many ways take a leading role in Europe. Especially in these two countries attempts are made to establish a relationship between the new media development as such, and its social and cultural impact, that transcends its economic and technological significance. Both countries, moreover, have a rich cultural tradition and history, as well as a very lively and a highly diverse contemporary cultural live. It is foremost this diversity that informs the new media program.

The Rhine – as an archetypal symbol of the connection and the flowing transitions between the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia – to develop through this joint project new networking opportunities between the two countries . From the joint experimental work , a new hybrid ( media and physical ) space , is bound not only to specific sites , but is also apparent from their connection . Traditional trans local physical networks ( the Rhine ) are connected to the new global media networks ( Internet ) . Reboot opened a platform for the exchange of positions and perspectives , the constant shifting of boundaries between the fields of art , media and music and their linkage with topics such as politics and economics , and urbanism .

Yariv Alterfin/ Bettina Bachem/ Oskar van der Belt/ Dave Benett/ Christin Bolewski/ Persijn Broerse/ Nathalie Bruys/ Patrice Cros/ Nicolas Desponds/ Michel van Duyvenbode/ Eins & Eins/ Arthur Elzenaar/ flussux/ Nanna van Heest/ Dirk Holzberg/ Frank Horlitz/ Timothy Ingen-Housz/ Adam Hyde/ Isabelle Jenniches/ Gideon Kiers (D.U.M.B.)/ Joey Kops/ Chris Krönke/ Katrin Lehmann/ Martina Loepfe/ Arne Ludwig/ Marc Rene Matter/ Mauzz/ Andreas Menn/ Gels Middendorf/ Edward Milhuisen/ Myriel Milicevic/ Merel Mirage/ Jürgen Moritz/ Heike Mutter/ Alina Paluch/ Peter Pedaci/ Holger Reckter/ REWIND/ Remko Scha/ Simonex/ Ivar Smedstad/ Fabian Stärk/ Stephanie Thiersch/ Toek (DFM)/ Silke Wawro / Jost Wischnewski / Agnes Meyer-Brandis / Gregor Russ