Critical Writing Index

A New Europe

by Johannes Birringer

Journal of Performance and Art, Sept. 2003, v. 25, no. 3, pp. 26-41

This articles presents an overview of a variety of artistic responses to a growing anxiety surrounding the changing realities of life in the European Union at the start of the new millenium. Anxieties over the expansion of the EU and who will belong to it and how this will look and feel in a globalized world is discussed in this piece.

The author explores exhibitions that have examined the relationship between contemporary performance, civic dialogue, and political involvement by bringing together a large number of both European and Non-European artists to investigate questions surrounding civic intervention, performance ethics, theatre capital, virtual event technologies and the construction of community.

ITEM 2003.152 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

One Month in DachauCarsten Ludwig

Der Staub von BrandenburgVolker Braun

Mythos EuropaJorg Laue

Can you See me Now?Blast Theory

Pockets Full of MemoriesGeorge Legrady

Self-UnfinishedXavier Le Roy