Detours 2 London grows out of decentrederspace cultural and artistic experiments in Marseille (as part of 2013 European Capital of Culture); working on a novel project for London beyond 2014 – Inspiral London – see inspiral london 2015 .
The original De/tours formed part of a yearlong exploration of Marseille-Provence 2013 (European Capital of Culture). As Europe entered a fifth year of crisis, Decentrederspace invited a number of international artists to contribute to a residency programme, based in Marseille.
Work made by the artists included performances, situations and artistic research practices that responded to the idea of ‘European Capital of Culture’ from a marginal outside, and wholly foreign perspective. All these artistic interventions were offered as detours or digressions from the official Marseille-Provence 2013 Capital of Culture programme, creating temporary artistic insertions as cultural exchange, and as offerings in/to Marseille. In the publication ‘De/Tours – Artistic Journeys in, through and after Marseille-Provence 2013’ Decentrederspace has collected together the residues and memories of these artistic intrusions.
Charlie Fox Artistic Director counterproductions 2014
Published 2014 DE/TOURS: Artistic journeys into, through, and after Marseille-Provence 2013