Ruf gegen die Grenze //
Call against/ towards borders
The border between two regions, Upper Austria and Lower Austria, which is a fluid border in the Strudengau (Upper Austria) defined in the middle of the River Danube, serves as point of departure for discussing the manifold appearances of borders in our thinking and acting, for possibly overcoming geographical, imaginary, symbolic and mental borders in the contested current state of our society in Europe and beyond. Even though this border is harmless in comparison to international borders and the growing "walled Europe" local residents are affected by it in their daily life due to different laws in Upper Austria and Lower Austria. Therefore this geographically local border points at larger issues.
Based on workshops and meetings with locals we will develop a visionary, fictional, experimental dialog „across the border" in a collaborative process, which will be performed with two large scale megaphones (connecting to „Times of Dilemma“) across the River Danube which constitutes this fluid border between these two regions.
Workshop at St.Nikola/ Upper Austria, April 8, 2019
Festival der Regionen 2019
in collaboration with Public Art Lower Austria
June 28-July 7, 2019
Performances by transparadiso:
crossing the Danube between Upper Austria and Lower Austria:
June 29: Grein < > Neustadtl
July 5: St.Nikola < > Neustadtl
July 7: Mauthausen < > Pyburg (biketrail)
Ukrainian folk song by kohelet3