Czech chairmanship of EU – Circus of Totalitarianism

early communism expansion Circus of Totalitarism is a concept prepared for 10 European cities over the period of Czech EU chairmanship, informing about the past regime. The purpose basically is to inform, what dangers people encounter in totalitarian society, at the same time contrasting with beauty of living in free world.

As a whole, the concept is educational. It aims at showing the generation which couldn’t see working communism, how the life was like.

In addition to Prague the Circus of Totalitarism will also stop in Bratislava, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Warsaw, Tallinn, Bucharest, Riga and Stockholm. Circus of Totalitarism will stay in each city for about 14 days.

Circus of Totalitarism is made by several linked mobile constructions, where the visitors will walk through various arts, happenings, creative arts, multimedia spaces with music and film. The cherry on the cake of the whole project is the “Totality Simulator” which enables visitors to know and experience at first hand features of different stages in the life of someone growing up in the countries of the former Eastern block.

Also, in each of the visiting cities, the local artists will have a chance to participate in the project reflecting specific local experience and/or attitudes to totalitarian regimes.

Circus of Totalitarism – a touring conceptual areal – Date: April to October 2009 more info here


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