Project Which is not а Project, promo material
Project Which is not а Project, 2006, 42 min (video stills)
Project Which is not а Project, 2012, book
2003 – 2012, long-term project
The project was a journey. During 2003 and 2004, OPA traveled around Europe in a 40-year-old car. The journey was made with modest means and thus a series of troubles and difficulties arose. Visa applications, overcoming embassies’ administrative rules, car breakdowns in bad weather, and lack of money needed for important spare parts were recurring obstacles. The documentation of this journey became a commentary on the Schengen “wall” and an outsider’s point of view. However, the car itself has become much more than a means of transportation: it has turned into a communication tool.
Photo documentation of the journey (.pdf)
VIDEO PART, 42 min, 2006
In 2006, OPA traveled again, this time from Macedonia to Germany. With the departure from Macedonia, the trip addressed the current political circumstances in Macedonia. For this occasion the car was pepped up and improved for entry into the EU. The 42-minute video work was developed from these documents and the collected materials from previous trips.
Proekt koj ne e proekt trailer (www.imdb.com)
The publication includes collected texts and photo documentation, focusing on OPA’s observations, expectations and reflections on the European art scene.
CampLand – International Coproductions, Transeuropa: European Theatre- and Performance Festival, Hildesheim, www.transeuropa-festival.de/2006
Prante, Martina. 2006. Pimp my Ride! “OPA” macht “transeuropa” transeuräisch, Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 30 June 2006 (in German) / македонски превод
Јанчевски, Владимир. 2013. Текст кој не е текст, 22 October 2013