Center of Europe

Performance, 2004, Lithuania

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More than one geographical center of Europe has been declared in different countries, most notably in Lithuania, Ukraine and Slovakia. Several monuments had been dedicated to each of these locations.

On July 27, 2004, I made a performance at the Geographical Center of Europe in Lithuania. Standing between the two official monuments that mark the Center(s) of Europe, I whistled out the phrase "CENTER OF EUROPE" repetitively in Morse Code. After each iteration, I turned slightly to the left and repeated the whistling. The performance took place at 9:00 and concluded at 18:00.

As part of the piece, this event was broadcast on the Lithuanian National Public TV Nightly news.

Video Clip of news coverage on Lithuanian National Public TV

Special Thanks to
Jolita Zykute, Ruta Kackute, Arvydas and Europos Parkas