Lydia Richardson, Europe à terre (performance) 2016
The Lydia Richardson, Europe in pieces performance has been presented on 24.09.2016 as part of SIGNAL urban interventions festival.
Considering the inhuman conditions that migrants are facing when arriving in Europe or at its borders, we invited the Comité des Femmes Sans-Papiers and residents of the asylum centrums 'Petit-Château' (Bxl) and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre to compose and pose a living picture in the hart of Brussels.
At their feet, Lydia Richardson, a fictional character that stands as symbol for a declining Europe, struggles to welcome her newcomers.
More than 40 professional and amateur artists came to seize this vivid picture through the making of a painting, drawing, collage...and created together the 'Europe in pieces' collection.