ArtAngel, 2013
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And Europe Will Be Stunned

Yael Bartana’s controversial and acclaimed trilogy of films And Europe Will Be Stunned follow the evolution of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland, a not-quite-fictional organisation calling for the return of 3.3m Jews to the land of their forefathers. Layered with sounds, speeches and dialogue from the films, this edition of The Artangel Podcast hears from Bartana herself and several other speakers including those who attended the JRMiP's first congress in Berlin.

Yael Bartana, the artist behind And Europe Will Be Stunned
Jakub Czupryński, a guide, genealogist and researcher tracing Jewish roots in Poland
Galit Eilat, a writer, curator and research curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven
Gil Hochberg, an associate professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA
Yosefa Loshitzky, Professor of Film, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London
Daniel Meir, sound designer of the film trilogy
Zoran Terzic, teacher in political aesthetics at Humboldt University
Michał Zadara, Polish theatre director, set designer and multimedia artist
Dana Yahalomi, co-founder of Public Movement. Performed as Dana Sierakowski in And Europe Will Be Stunned

Produced for ArtAngel by Peter Meanwell


Photo: Magda Wunsche & Samsel


Emblem from the website of the JRMiP


Photograph by Marcin Kalinski