Mobilizing the Public Sphere: Schlingensief's Reality Theatre

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Show simple item record Forrest, T 2010-06-16T04:59:12Z 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Contemporary Theatre Review, 2008, 18 (1), pp. 90 - 98
dc.identifier.issn 1048-6801
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This essay focuses on Bitte Liebt Osterreich (Please Love Austria) 'a week-long performance/multi-media event staged in Vienna in 2000 by German artist Christoph Schlingensief in an attempt to mobilize public debate about the xenophobic, anti-immigration policies of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO ). Inspired by the format of Big Brother, Schlingensief installed a large shipping container in the centre of Vienna that served as a temporary dwelling for asylum seekers from countries such as China, Iraq, Zimbabwe and Iran ï½ the everyday activities of whom were broadcast live on the internet at where viewers were encouraged to vote out their least favourite housemate. As the event unfolded, both the evictions and the large `Auslander Raus' (Foreigners Out) sign installed on top of the container generated much public outcry and debate both on the street and in the media.
dc.publisher Routledge
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1080/10486800701741543
dc.title Mobilizing the Public Sphere: Schlingensief's Reality Theatre
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Contemporary Theatre Review
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 18
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 90 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 98 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2001 Communication and Media Studies
dc.personcode 994205
dc.percentage 100 en_US Communication and Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.location.activity ISI:000252893300010 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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