A Tale Of A Tub

Event Onsite 18 December 2015 from 13:00 to 10 January 2016 19:00

The Migrant (Moving) Image | Chapter 3

The Migrant (Moving) Image

Chapter 3 – Arrival: Heimweh, Fernweh

18 December 2015 – 10 January 2016

Can we still imagine a place to call home in a rapidly changing world where people, power, culture and information are constantly evolving and moving? In a world marked by migration and displacement Heimweh (homesickness) and Fernweh (longing for a distant place) are intrinsically connected. The Portuguese notion of Saudade also embodies the many aspects of this sense of longing for something, which cannot be reached; the desire for a place in the world to belong. The films in this section reflect on what it means to live between two cultures, to be foreign, to search for a place to call home in an alien world.

Artists: Knut Åsdam (NO), Said Atabekov (KZ), Ali Cherri (LB), Dina Danish (FR), Mounir Fatmi (MA), Dor Guez (IL), Hamza Halloubi (MA), Mona Hatoum (LB), Isaac Julien (UK), Gerald Machona (ZA).

Dor Guez, Sabir, video, 2011, 19’37", courtesy of the artist
Said Atabekov Neon Paradise, 2004 Single-channel video Duration: 60:00 min. Courtesy the artist and Aspan Gallery