Borderline Offensive – Artistic Residencies
Borderline Offensive hosted 5 transnational + transdisciplinary artistic residencies in 2018, across 5 European countries and hosting 19 artists from 9 countries, selected through an open call with more than 130 applicants from a total of 26 countries.
During the artistic residencies, participating artists explored together issues of intercultural conflict and dialogue, sociological contact zones, migration and integration, collective identity-building, and community cohesion in contemporary Europe – through the lens of humor and participatory art.
The programme of the artistic residencies included 1 participatory workshop for local migrants and natives and 1 artist talk or creative workshop for local audiences and artistic community, as well as time for group and individual work to create an original ‘Borderline Offensive’ artistic project.
4 original projects have been selected for production and touring across Europe and the Middle East in 2019/2020. You can know more about them and how to bring them to your venue/festival at Borderline Offensive’s Portfolio.
Below, details and stories from each artistic residency and the artists that took part.
These were the selected artists and the artistic residencies they were part of:
- “This is not the Europe I was dreaming of” 
“This is not the Europe I was dreaming of” 
The migrant is the political category of our time, a political concept implying that the person is stigmatized as a result of his/hers mobility. The criterion of…06.11.2017.
- Letter in Support of Osman Kavala
Letter in Support of Osman Kavala
To the attention of European media outlets November 7, 2017 We, the undersigned representatives of debate centers across Europe, members of the European Network…10.11.2017.
- Performing Borders: conversations on live art, crossings, Europe
Performing Borders: conversations on live art, crossings, Europe
Listen to the answers and reflections on the Borderline Offensive – Laughing in the Face of Fear project and the work of The Center for Cultural Decontamination here. Author…24.10.2018.