Live cinema performance €urovisions by European Souvenirs, portraying migrants chasing a European dream and looking at the way they are represented in the media, will open the Framer Framed/Beeld voor Beeld Festival on 29 April at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. Event is free.
Mainstream media often shows one side of migration. But what is the story told by the people who migrate to Europe? Running up to the upcoming European elections in May 2014, €urovisons, a new show by European Souvenirs, proposes a glimpse on migration from the migrant perspective.
This live cinema performance portrays migrants chasing a European dream and look at the way they are represented in the media.
Remixing live cinema and documentary techniques (multiscreen, live music, audiovisual actionism, sampling and cut-ups) into an audiovisual performance, €urovisions takes you on a trip in Europe and the homelands of newcomers: migrants, nomads, tourists and souvenirs are guiding you through time and history.
We see pictures of migrants on the news, illustrating rhetorics about the political and economical causes and pre-assumed effects of migration - but what are their names? Why are they here? What are their own personal stories? And why don’t the media bother to report on people’s dreams? Once, we were all migrants.
€urovisions is the second live cinema performance by an international collective of young artists from different European countries: Farah Rahman (the Netherlands), Karol Rakowski (Poland), Noriko Okaku (UK) and Malaventura (Spain). €urovisions is produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of theLight Surgeons, and coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.