The EU centre of art laboratory Graz will be opened at a shop in the city centre of Graz, for the duration of La Strada; a place for thought, a workshop, an exhibition space. Together with a group of young adults, who are just nishing their compulsory schooling in Graz, here questions are asked and thoughts made visible: the topic being “Fortress Europe”. On the basis of Ödön von Horváth’s burlesque “Hin und Her”, artists from Kosovo and Austria will discuss border issues of our times: What are European values? What structure is hidden inside? How does the EU taste, how’s it moving? What do EU-topias look like? And is it really a shop – with opening hours and transparent borders?
Saturday, 29 July, 11 am – 2 pm
GET-TOGETHER – Continental Breakfast at the EU Headquarters
Breakfast with friends in exchange for a few words in private. (recounting)
Sunday, 30 July, 4 pm – 7 pm
Voices from the spaces in between
Running performance (watching and reacting)
Monday, 31 July, 10 am – 12 pm , 2 pm – 4 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm
Portraits – We are Europe. We live here.
We all know them, those portrait galleries showing important people who have contributed something crucial to society. You can be part of this gallery. What will your picture’s caption have to tell us? Which achievements are particularly notable? How do you think other people will be described? (posing and/or writing)
Tuesday, 1 August, 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm
Bodies – Men and Women. Europe moves.
Dance moves Europe. Dance with us. Who dances with whom and why? Tell us what you associate with dance and what experiences you have already made when dancing. (dancing and/or writing)
Wednesday, 2 August, 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm
Europe prohibits. How free is art?
Europe sees itself as a liberal and free continent. Art history, however, tells of other things, too. What stories do you know? What do you think about them? (telling and creating)
Thursday, 3 August, 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm
Europe. On either side.
It’s all about facts and fiction as regards Europe and the EU. What do people say about Europe and how much of that is true? See for yourself what immigrants think. Let’s have your opinion on and knowledge of Europe and the EU. (watching, replying and creating)
Friday, 4 August, 10 am – 12 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm
Working together has left traces; the room is different from what it was a week ago. What does it tell us? What is still missing? You are invited to discuss, perform, dance and create.
Saturday, 5 August, 11 am – 2 pm
Removing the Borders.
Moving out of the EU Headquarters
Come and go anytime you like!
Access to the EU centre: please apply for your personal project pass between 28th July and 5th August at the Kunstlabor Graz office at Jakominiplatz 15, 1st floor, 8010 Graz (office hours: 9 am to 2 pm) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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