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<nettime> EUROPE AN ALIEN has arrived...
alextext on Sun, 6 Nov 2005 05:36:35 +0100 (CET)


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PERFORMANCE:

Enter Schengen-land through a mine-field:

This theater-performance is based on research done at the outer-border
of the European Union between Greece and Turkey: the river Evros (Greek)
or Mehric (Turkish). The river-scenery around the Delta is a bird's
paradise as well as a military zone, which contains one of the largest
mine-fields in the world: killing fields for refugees and migrants that
try to enter the EU here. This is the reason why this year's
no-border-camp took place here, organized by Greek and Bulgarian
activists (http://www.indymedia.org/or/2005/08/119157.shtml).

The area of Thrace, divided into Greek, Turkish and Bulgarian parts, is
at the same time out- and inside of Europe, also historically,
mythologically as well as botanically: Here Orpheus was ripped in pieces
after he returned from the underworld and King Pentheus who tried to
prohibit the cult of Dionysius. In the delta the fauna & flora of Europe
and Asia meet and most of Europe's birds during migration to the other
half of the world. Amsterdam based artists' network andcompany&Co. drove
on land to this border: exit and re-enter EU. When they tried to
re-enter Schengen-Land they were stopped for 18 hours because of a quite
unbelievable pass-port story. Their research and their experiences are
translated into a performance which will be shown at the *Theater
Gasthuis* (Amsterdam) today and tomorrow and in Germany next year.
The language is English.

For more info: www.andco.de (webdiary)


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