Transnacionala - A Journey from the East to the West (1996)
Duration: 5 minutes
Transnacionala was an artistic event within the framework of which an international group of artists (comprising Alexander Brener, Vadim Fishkin, Yuri Leiderman, Goran Djordjević, Michael Benson, Eda Čufer and the five-member Irwin group) set out on a one-month journey across the United States in two recreational vehicles. The aim, quite simply, was to discuss various issues during the course of the trip: art, theory, politics, and existence itself - all in the context of the contemporary world.
On their way, the group made stops in Atlanta, Richmond, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. In cooperation with hosts Mary Jane Jacob, Katharine Gates, Randy Alexander, Charles Krafft, Robin Held, and Larry Reed, a number of artistic events, presentations, and discussions with local art communities were organized.
The installation Transnacionala was developed through several exhibitions in a year following the actual journey to find its final form in "Transnacionala Vienna".