Enough Room for Space (ERforS) is an interdependent art initiative that initiates and coordinates events, residencies, research projects and exhibitions worldwide. ERforS acts as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium, challenging the barriers between different disciplines (artistic, scientific or activist).
Dialogue is central to the way ERforS has initiated and developed projects since 2005. Our aim is to closely relate both to the practices and interests of the artists involved and to the different contexts where we exhibit or produce new works. We take time to develop ideas parallel to each other, to experiment and exchange ideas relating to common fields of interest and explore adjacent fields of knowledge. For this reason we mostly work on long-term projects.
Often, we engage in dialogue with other organisations and institutions to support and publicly present our projects. Consequently, each project and the works produced in relation to it, find a different network of partners and platforms. Because our working method often depends on unexpected and unpredictable combinations of people, institutions, locations and disciplines, ERforS also supports these processes in becoming productive, more solid and long-term working relationships.
ERforS wants to expose, manipulate and invent different modes of being part of this constant changing world. How do we position ourselves, as Homo Sapiens Sapiens, towards emerging social, political and ecological issues, now and in the future? By working in different cultural contexts worldwide, ERforS tries to find its position and generate discussion.
As a continuous support behind the different temporary projects, ERforS Head Quarters in Belgium provides a constant space for production, presentation and research, including two residencies and a work / presentation space. ERforS HQ does not conform to the logic of an institutional space, but aims to create a fluid space where life and work intertwine.
Enough Room for Space has been generously supported by:
Outset, NL / Arts Collaboratory, NL / IFA Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, DE / Vision Forum, Linköpings Universitet, SE / Kunsten en Erfgoed, BE / Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, NL / Van Bijlevelt Stichting, NL / Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, NL / Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL / Fonds BKVB, NL / HISK Higher Institure for Fine Arts, Ghent, BE / Jan Van Eyck Academy, NL / Mondriaan Foundation, NL / European Cultural Foundation, EU / NCDO Nationale Commissie voor internationale samenwerking en Duurzame Ontwikkeling, NL / Norsk Kulturrad, NO/ Arts Council Norway, NO / NAF Netherlands America Foundation, US / Open Society and Soros Network, US / Office for Contemporary Art Norway, NO / The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, NL / The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, Basel, Los Angeles, Tbilisi and London.