Europe Endless: a performance for bells

Gair Dunlop (Artist), Lucy Smith (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Tradition and contemporary minimalism meet in an elegy for a fantasy of Europe.
Visual artist Gair Dunlop has made a video work with bellringer Lucy Smith and a team of volunteers from around Europe and across all age groups, combining the ancient skill of handbell ringing with Kraftwerk's ambiguous hymn to 'Europe Endless."

Sound edit by renowned sound artist Zoe Irvine. "Bell ringing is all about performance and communication within a landscape, marking a human settlement through sound and the rhythm of the church, culture and seasonal year."
Green world mix (Balmerino Abbey)
Studio mix

"Europe Endless" was performed for a third time on "Brexit Day" otherwise known as October 31st 2019.
This performance for bells took place in the foyer of DJCAD, Dundee.
The first (green world) performance from March 2019 is showing now at Monclair in New Jersey, and in Chonquing in early 2020.

Now that Brexit Day has finally arrived, in a spirit of free movement and global access, Europe Endless can be viewed and distributed online for free.

Project supported by Hope Scott Trust.

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2019


  • Performance art
  • video art
  • Film/video
  • participatory action research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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