Mobilizing the Public Sphere: Schlingensief's Reality Theatre

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dc.contributor.author Forrest, Tara en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T04:59:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T04:59:12Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2006006920 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Forrest Tara 2008, 'Mobilizing the Public Sphere: Schlingensief's Reality Theatre', Routledge, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 90-98. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1048-6801 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11866
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 i?? the everyday activities of whom were broadcast live on the internet at webfreetv.com 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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.title Mobilizing the Public Sphere: Schlingensief's Reality Theatre en_US
dc.parent Contemporary Theatre Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 18 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 90 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 98 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.personcode 994205 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Communication and Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI:000252893300010 en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid 994205 en_US


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