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).