The centre as an existential quest and as a political metaphor - an emotional location in the coordinates that define themselves as the geographical centre of Europe. Several places in seven countries claim to be in the centre of Europe - and each of them points to it with its own monument. The midpoints are located in Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Slovakia. Since there are different methods for calculating the centre point, several places claim the title. Its shifts are not only the result of "big" history, but also of the movements and adjustments experienced daily by everyone who roams these countries. The project is less an attempt to grasp the essence of a supposed European identity than a willingness to let go of such an idea in order to discover, with each encounter, new centres that in turn designate new "edges of the world", new spaces in between. At every moment of Patricia Morosan's journey, Europe seems to tilt in the process, to find a new equilibrium a little further on.
Patricia Morosan, *1984 in Romania, lives and works in Berlin and Athens.
17 x 24 cm, 154 pages
booklet 32 pages