As a European student, I always was curious about the backstage of Bureau Europa. As a fine art student, I always like to question and toy with tools of perception and the surrounding which influence those. If I can maybe take you all back for a moment preview to the corona pandemic, to a time of a now foreign normality, we can't deny the involvement of digital media in our daily use. We can ask the internet every random question - or check our bus timetable, - it became our diary, - our close ones one click away. Media has become not only our tool but also a language, a translation connecting a global community.
During a Minor program with the iArts department, I evaluated through fruitful dialogues with my colleagues' young professionals and personal research on representations of Bureau Europa incl. comparable partners on social media. This led me to investigate the values of physical platforms with methods such as virtual reality.
Remco Beckers delivered a valuable presence in this production and in my personal opinion I hope I can also speak for my colleagues, I felt the guidance by Remco - through the facilities provided by Remco, gave Bureau Europa an open and communicative face. In order to underline the concept of the title “landscape as a cult” acoustically it is unappealing to have this VR experience only in visual stimulation.