Timescapes: An artistic challenge to the European Union paradigm

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Abstract

This article focuses on the development of trans-European corridors of mobility to the east of Europe. It argues that the European Union's infrastructures are intent upon erasing the past and integrating the new places with as little tension as possible, for economic purposes only. Running counter to this late-capitalist investment is the collective video project Timescapes, which includes Angela Melitopoulos' road movie Corridor X, on the history of the Balkan Highway between Germany and Turkey. The deeply historical and transnational networking practices at the heart of this art project offer us a possible paradigm for rethinking what Europe could mean in an age of EU enlargement to the east.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-172
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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