Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 15 Barcelona will be taking place in Barcelona and 11 surrounding metropolitan cities

Jorinde Voigt, DE

For this project German artist Jorinde Voight was inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s description of drifting in a rowing boat on a lake as a condition of total freedom. She reflected on this vision in a drawing inspired by a 1920s racing boat. The boat itself and the drawing, similar in dimension, were included in her installation. Studies for the drawing could be found at the boat-building house where the boat was constructed.