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Center of Europe

photographs and text by Michael Zheng

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am, 0

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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 have been dedicated to each of these locations.

On July 27, 2004, the artist did a performance at the Geographic Center of Europe in Lithuania. Standing between the two official monuments that mark the Center(s) of Europe, the artist whistled out the phrase “CENTER OF EUROPE” repeatedly in Morse Code, turning slightly to the left after each iteration. The performance took place between 9:00am and 6:00pm. Documentation of the performance was broadcast on Lithuanian National Public TV Nightly news.

The artist will show photographic documentation of the performance, including explanatory text in the ATA gallery.

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