A PLACE TO BE MYSELF?

video

This video is the registration of a sculptural action that took place at the Vishal in Haarlem. This sculptural action aims to mirror western society reaction towards the migration of refugees. It reflects upon the ways in which many refugees stories have been silenced in order to make irrelevant their request for asylum. Here the exhibition space becomes a battle field, in which the participants of the action strive for different goals. Mohannad tells his story as a refugee, while Magali forms a sculpture around his body, in a way that she ends up covering him completely. The sculpture becomes a sort of monument about Mohannad’s life and an instrument for silencing.