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Carrying cities


Bilder: Ezra Campelli, Lilian Beidler

What if cities could move? How would place and space be defined if they could? What if territory was mobile? How would that change national ideology?

For the performative experiment «Carrying cities», I placed several loudspeakers on each side of the Ledra Street border crossing, the oldest crossing through the UN controlled buffer zone in Nicosia, Cyprus. During a good half-hour, I crossed the border multiple times, each time carrying one loudspeaker with me and bringing it to the other side. Each loudspeaker played a different soundtrack associated with cities and countries connected to Cyprus.

This soundtrack is a montage of the different soundtracks which were being played from the different loudspeakers scattered in public space during the performative experiment.

© Lilian Beidler 2017