ERforS was founded by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde in 2005
Official foundation since January 2007 registered in The Netherlands
Co-Pilots: Marjolijn Dijkman, Maaike Gouwenberg, Martijn Hendriks, David Maroto, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Annette Schemmel.
Enough Room for Space (ERforS) is an artist-run organization with a number of aims; to provide a workingspace alongside established institutions; to explore critical positions for contemporary art in society; to create room for unexpected relations between official bodies and people working on location; to create a platform where investigations by individual participants in projects can overlap and lead to new collaborations. ERforS tries to act as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium, challenging the barriers between different disciplines (artistic, scientific or activist).
From its International Space Station ERforS wants to expose different processes being part of this world. How do we deal with the world as Homo Sapiens Sapiens? How do we position ourselves towards different cultures (history) and life in general, now and in the future? Worldwide ERforS tries to find its position and generate discussion.
Although these aims often depend on unexpected and unpredictable combinations of people, institutions, locations and disciplines, ERforS also tries to support these processes in becoming productive, more solid and long-term working relationships based on mutual interests. By doing this, the organization seeks to provide a kind of counterweight to the life in the fast lane that makes us hurriedly travel from one curated exhibition to the next. By doing so, ERforS wants to leave space for forms of working that rely on a more sustained concentration and longer working relationships. Within these goals, ERforS supports both small-scale and large-scale projects, short term as well as long term initiatives.
As a continuous support behind the different temporary projects, each of which takes place at a different location, the ERforS website provides the one constant space that ERforS claims. Yet the contributors to the website vary; taking on the character of a 'collective construction site,' the website is meant to be used as a public tool and provides an online working space where participants actively pull the strings.
3021 XL Rotterdam
Enough Room for Space werkt voor Present Perfect! samen met Art Bakery, Arts Collaboratory partner en met DiARTgonale uit Kameroen. Het project bestaat uit een uitwisselingstraject met residencies, lezingen en onderzoek dat resulteert in een groepstentoonstellling. Present Perfect! reflecteert enerzijds op de historisch- politieke dimensie van het Euro-Afrikaanse discours, anderzijds presenteert het een optimistische visie op een geglobaliseerd hedendaags kunstdiscours.