Here is the sixth instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’ (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.
White Crosses – Centre for Political Beauty (Art installation, 2014)
Bordergame – National Theatre Wales (2014, live/online performance, role-play)
Borrando La Barda/Erasing the Border – Ana Teresa Fernandez (2001, visual performance)
EU-MAN – European Union Migrant Artists Network (1997)
And to conclude, some Schengen pop culinaria…
Schengen Restaurant – Delhi
The Indian Schengen
Echoes of Europe in a review of Delhi’s Schengen restaurant:
“Schengen is unmissable, with its bright lights, all-white exterior… (…). Yet as you enter there is a nagging sense that there is way too much space. (…) Schengen is a massive space to fill…”
Posted by schengenizer on March 31, 2015
Here is the third instalment of Schengen border art, an ongoing project in which I try to map the multifarious ways in which the Old Continent’s (real and imaginary) frontiers have been represented/performed/subverted.
Schengen – Helmy Nouh (2013, film)
Migrants moving history: Narratives of diversity in Europe (2007, documentary)
The list – Banu Cennetoglu (2006, installation)
Permanent Waiting Room (2008, Installation)
Melilla – Flo Razowsky (2007, photos)
New Voices from Europe and Beyond’ – ARC Publications/ Literature Across Frontiers (Poetry Anthology Series)
Posted by schengenizer on February 28, 2014
Art and other creative expressions about European borders have been a recurrent theme in this blog. So much so that I have decided to launch a new side project specifically dealing with this topic. After all, isn’t the end of the year a time for new resolutions? The tentative title of this endeveour is ‘Schengen border art’, and I am planning to develop it in the upcoming months. The goal is to map contemporary artistic performances whose main subject is the Old Continent’s frontiers, be it the ‘real’ boundary demarcations in the political, social, economic realms or their imagined projections, and in the people who cross, build or challenge them on a daily basis. These artistic performances can take different forms: from novels, poems and paintings to photographs, videos, sculptures, land art, simulations, installations, theatrical and other types of ‘live’ performances. The number of these artistic expressions has mushroomed in recent years as a result of the growing interest in (and controversy over) Europe’s borders and their management. Below you will find a preview of this body of work. And stay tuned for updates on this project!
After Schengen – Ignacio Evangelista (2013)
Maritime Incidents – Heiko Schäfer (2008).
Migration, Installation – Raul Gschrey (2010)
Memorabilia – Sabina Shikhlinskaya (2012)
Contained Mobility – Ursula Biemann (2004)
Fortress Europe – Asia dub foundation (2003)
Posted by schengenizer on December 31, 2013