Georg Klein (DE)
As part of our Horsens Happening, Georg transformed a store in Hospitalsgade into the office of an organization called the European Border Watch. Citizens were invited to observe segments of the European exterior borders via webcam to help curb illegal imigaration. The system was inspired by an actually existing citizen’s watch of a part of the US-Mexican border in Texas and supported by an almost official looking website that can still be visited here.
Recording of “Borger møde” from the last day:
About the Artist
Georg Klein is a sound, video and media artist and composer. Based in Berlin, he has also lived in Rome, Los Angeles and Istanbul. With a background in composition, Georg developed a multi-faceted artistic practice, in which he works with sound, video, text, and photography. In his installations and interventions – in particular those in public spaces – he intensifies the visual, acoustic, situational and political aspects into an area of tension, in which visitors become involved, either on an interactive or participatory basis. The point of departure of his work is the investigation of sites and situations. He focuses on their inherent contradictions, which he transforms aesthetically so as to become a topic of discussion and deliberation.
Read more on Georg’s website.