EE-0 is a site-specific video created for the double screens of the Lumbardhi Cinema commissioned by KADIST and LUMBARDHI as part of the three-year project, “Not Fully Human, Not Human at All”, curated by Nataša Petrešin Bachelez.
The video premiered on September 22, 2018 in Prizren, followed by a live performace.
In EE-0, the Greek myth of Arachne is re-contextualized in a poetic script, taking an imaginative leap from antiquity into science fiction. Skewed and subverted storylines from classic mythology are combined with anecdotal episodes found through field research in and around Prizren, Kosovo. Ideas of repressed ancient female knowledge and power are probed by story-ing of local urban myths, customs, and current sociological, ecological and cultural phenomena. The video is carried by the performer, who is seen enacting text in a theatrical setting, and her gradual transformation into the spider-character of Arachne. Reacting to the specific site of production in Kosovo, Europe’s youngest nation-state, the idea of becoming is explored through the idea of genesis, transformation, metamorphosis.
EE-0 is the first episode of the Europa Enterprise project and is based on the project’s methodologies and concepts of research and new, feminist readings of established myths and reconsiderations of the meaning of cultural heritage and the production of artifacts for the future. EE-0 is ground zero for the further development of the Europa Enterprise project, founded by Andreja Duganđžić, Jelena Petrović and Lala Raščić. Europa Enterprise is a base for artistic research in which performative, discursive, narrative, and audio-visual formats are created based on new readings of Eurocen-tric myths and regional legends and legacies.
The performance is followed by a reception and double-channeled screening.
Europa Enterprise was generously financed by KADIST and EU Culture for Change.