A project dealing with the status quo of the human rights in Europe seen from the perspective of visual art. Starting by the end of 2007, over a period of three years analyses and visions of human rights issues in Europe will be developed and disseminated in the general public with the means of art.
Six art institutions have jointly developed the “Land of Human Rights”. The different parts of the program – exhibitions inside and outside the gallery space, poster campaigns, media projects, film programmes, residency programmes, theoretical discourse etc – are conceived and carried out on the institutions own authority. In terms of content a knowledge transfer takes place regarding questions of arts and human rights as well as an interchange of experts: artists who deal with aspects of the human rights discourse will present their work resp. develop new works – in communication with human rights activists and researchers.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.