Manifest Press Release

MANIFEST – Artists’ Selection // Press Release

12 artworks re-imagining the European heritage of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people to be produced by 22 international artists within the
MANIFEST Artistic Journey art residency.

MANIFEST is proud to announce the selected artists and art collectives who create 12 artworks during the MANIFEST residency programme – Artistic Journey:

● Alecia McKenzie and Laís Andrade
● Collectif On À Slamé Sur La Lune (Albert
Morisseau Leroy dit Manalone, Calvin Yug,
Fred Ebami)
● Daniela Riva
● David Gumbs
● Gombo (Guilain de Aguiar)
● Inês Costa and Thiago Liberdade
● Luanda Carneiro Jacoel and Bianca Turner
● Magalie Mobetie
● Skyline Foundation (TyroneRickey-Lee
”TyLee”, Monique Dikmoet, Jaqueline
● Sylvaine Dampierre
● The Acoustic Heritage Collective (Ginebra
Raventós, EMARX, Edgardo Gómez)
● Unity (Deirdre Molloy and Aurélie

The selected 12 projects bring talented artists and collectives from 13 countries together and represent multidisciplinary creative strands from cinema to music, poetry, film, and digital art that will contribute with new artistic perspectives to re-imagine Europe’s collective memory of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people.

Through a participatory, co-creative approach from the partners Cumediae, Gerador, Khora and Pro Progressione, one-to-one mentoring, and scientific support from Les Anneaux de la Mémoire into the historical and social background of the topic, the selected participants will embark on the MANIFEST Artistic Journey across Budapest/Zsennye, Lisbon and Copenhagen to create art that promotes a creative look into our past collective memory. Moreover, participants will have access to networking, events and pitching sessions and the opportunity to get in contact with the MANIFEST network, and showcase their projects at the Final Event in Nantes.

The Call for Applications for the MANIFEST Artistic Journey was open to creatives of all the Creative Europe framework countries from October 26, 2022 to November 27, 2022. MANIFEST received a total of 227 applications from artists from 27 countries and overseas territories. The final selection was made by an international Selection Committee composed of experts in arts and history: Matias
Katajavaara Seidler, Lead on Khora Virtual Reality European projects and engagements; Allegra Shorto, Art Director of Khora Contemporary; Gergő Paukovics, Head of PP Cultural Heritage pillar at Pro Progressione; Clara Amante, Head of Academia Gerador; Stefanie Thomas Gilbert-Roberts, Director of Strategy and Projects at Cumediae, Culture & Media Agency Europe; Rosa Juanco, plastic artist; Dr. Vânia Gala, choreographer and researcher; Amina Bawa, journalist from PUC – Rio de Janeiro and editor of the magazine Brasil Mood.

The press release is available here: Manifest Press Release