After leaving the so lively city of Belgrad, 2 days of navigation and a short night stop in NoviSad we arrived tuesday evening in Vukovar-CROATIA. For both of us this is very impressive : the city has been nearly entirely destroyed during the very begining of the yougoslave conflict and even main there are a lot of new buildings lot of ruins can still be seen when you walk through the city. Unfortunately, Rosa Maric Vukovar City Museum’s director and our precious guide when we first visited the city is not in town but Mirela her assistant is helping us a lot (for example we are now working in their offices as our embedded web system cannot working : our boat perfectly docked is however too far from the shore for installing our satellite antenna).

In rosa’s offices, Resident artists are all preparing their performances that will take place tomorrow and saturday nearby the boat and in the museum Park.

Philip Griffiths (aka WPMG) is in town for location spotting as he prepared a new audiowalk with the same sound he used last week end in Belgrad.

Claudia Wegener, Gael Ségalen and Ludger Hennig had several appointments for interviews with inhabittants (Ludger today visited a profaned crypt (dried bodies and bones still lying out of the grave...) and the blockhaus where more 300 croatian inhabitants were standing nearly without food and water during the intense bombings before city surrendered in late 1991). Tô, also very impressed by the visit of the city, has made some underwater recordings of amazing aquatic insects that leave in the area...

ah... good news Andréa the serbian visual art student that helped us to set up the audiowalk in Belgrad had decided to join us by truck. She has arrived yesterday.


OUR EVENTS IN VUKOVAR-----

Friday 8th ESD DANUBE BOAT line up from 9pm to 11pm : Tô-FR / Aymeric de Tapol-FR (from Rotterdam) / Tanakan-FR / Joachim Montessuis-FR (from Rotterdam) / Gael Ségalen-FR ***event reported live on ESD webradio***

Saturday 9th VUKOVAR CITY MUSEUM PARK line up from 8pm to midnight Ludger Hennig-GER / WPMG-FR / Claudia Wegener-GER with Tô, WPMG, Ludger Hennig / Igor Stangliczky-SRB