Mapping Europe’s border art – part II

In my previous post I presented the project Schengen border art. What follows are some more examples of creative representations and performances of/about European frontiers. Enjoy!


There is no place – Lisl Ponger (2007, photographs)

There is no place







Foreigners registration office – Ximena Aburto Felis (2007, video)

Foreign registration





Blue Wall of Silence – Vibeke Jensen (2007, installation)



Frontiers – You’ve reached Fortress Europe (2008, videogame)

Fortress Europe game




Schengen – Raphael Haroche (2006, song)

Rafael Schengen




Mapping Europe’s border art – a project

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)

Asia Dub foundation





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