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Whose Map is it? new mapping by artists

Screening: Sahara Chronicle, films by Ursula Biemann

15 Jul 2010

Screening followed by the artist talking about the work

Ursula Biemann’s Sahara Chronicle – videos on mobility and the politics of containment in the Sahara, offers diverse accounts of the experienced conditions of migration. A sequence of twelve short videos.

The piece examines the politics of mobility and containment which lies at the heart of the current global geopolitics and takes a close look at the modalities and logistics of the migration system in the Sahara. Unlike the networks facilitated by lasting material infrastructures such as rails or fiberglass, the trans-Saharan migration network is a vibrant process of spatialization performed by the psychic dynamics of anxiety, fantasy and desire, a web made of obstinacy and vulnerability.

The artist will also talk about the work after the screening.