There are different ways of approaching the fence, which has become the symbol for protesters, a source of provocation for those, unfortunately, inclined to violent action and a statement of exclusion to all of civil society. Artists without borders have come together to transcend the fence, the power it stands for – and the violence – with a range of activities from international art installations, through street theatre and cross-cultural concerts, to unexpected interactions at the fence itself. With the help of giant power puppets you can get the G8 leaders to say what you want to hear. And the world parliament of clowns founded by Antoschka aims to bring ‘a wave of wisdom and a smile’ to the proceedings. I’m hoping this kind of creativity wins out.
The stile: Francis Zeischegg, Berlin
Stitching the wound: Bankok Project
Stories under occupation:Al Kasaba theatre, Ramallah
Clowns protest at Wittstock
Guest at the fence:Powerhasi (Superbunny)