Upcoming: Exhibition about border politics opens March 4

On March 4, CAMP invites the public to the opening of its new exhibition The Dividing Line: Film and Performance About Border Control and Border Crossing.

As one European government after another is responding to the biggest refugee and irregular migrant flood ever recorded by tightening border controls and asylum and deportation policies, CAMP wants this exhibition to provide a lens through which to better understand the complex interplay between human migration and border politics.

The Dividing Line takes its starting point in the rich tradition in contemporary art and film for examining borders as geographic, sociocultural, and symbolic dividing lines. The exhibition presents film, video, and live performance work by 5 transnational artists, filmmakers, and activist groups that bring different insights to the current situation. Most of the contributors have themselves experienced flight or migration.

The participants are: Castaway souls of Sjælsmark/Denmark (transnational), Chen Chieh-jen (Taiwan), David Fedele (Australia), George Kurian (India / Turkey), Welcome to Europe (transnational).

All are welcome to join the opening events from 5–11 pm!

Opening program
5:15–5:25 pm: Welcome by CAMP’s directors
5:30–6 pm: Exhibition contributor George Kurian (filmmaker & photojournalist from India / Turkey) talks about and shows clips from his film The Crossing (2015), which documents the dangerous migration route of a group of Syrian women, men, and children to Europe
6:15–7 pm: For the Right to Have Rights!, a performance by Castaway souls of Sjælsmark/Denmark (group of rejected asylum seekers from the Danish deportation center Sjælsmark) on how Danish society tackles its ‘undesirables’
7–8 pm: Exhibition viewing and soup kitchen
8–11 pm: Party w/ DJs from Trampoline House’s Women’s Club, DJ Kipanga, and DJ Ernest