On the initiative of the Cultural Officer for the Danube Region at the DZM Ulm, an international art project is being developed in 2022-24 in which artists and young people from five cities in the Danube Region – including four European Capitals of Culture – work together. The project “Mysterious” deliberately turns to new methods and formats such as co-creation.
During this period, temporary meetings of artists take place in the current European Capitals of Culture of the Danube Region – in Novi Sad (RS), Veszprém (HU), Timişoara (RO) and Bad Ischl (AT). The fifth city in this network is Ulm, which provides a European stage for the results of the project in 2022 and 2024 with the International Danube Festival Ulm/Neu-Ulm. During the project weeks, young artists from all art disciplines explore particularly attractive but little-known, forgotten or not easily accessible or invisible places in the city/region together with local young people and work on them together in an artistic performance. It is about special places with which hidden stories, legends or historical events are connected, or which contribute to a better understanding of the history, cultural heritage and present identity of the Danube region.
Izabela Mašić (Novi Sad-Vojvodina), Andrea Wolfer (Timișoara-Banat), Szonja Dohnál (Veszprém-Balaton), Jakob Kinz (Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut), Jonas Bolle (Stuttgart-Ulm) (Project team)
Swantje Volkmann (Ulm) and Márton Méhes (Vienna) (Project leaders)
Cultural Officer for the Danube Region at DZM Ulm, Baden-Württemberg Foundation, Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg, Danube Office (Donaubüro) Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Danube Cultural Cluster as well as the European Capitals of Culture Novi Sad 2022, Veszprém-Balaton 2023, Timişoara 2023 and Bad Ischl-Salzkammergut 2024 (Project partners)