The city operates as a monumental stage and a script in the theatre of our way of life, perpetuating our preconceived and outdated notions of identity and community, preserving the way we relate to each other, the way we perceive others and ourselves. An intense presence of historic monuments, advertising, communication media and urban events merge with our own daily personal performance into one uniform aesthetic practice dangerously securing the continuity of “our” culture. Media art, performance art, performative design: they must interfere with these everyday aesthetics if they wish to contribute ethically to a democratic process.