Exhibition Tour #4
Venue: ODRADEK, Rue Américaine 35, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
This project juxtaposes the escape of Syrian refugees in 2015 and the history of refugees from China to Hong Kong in the 60s and 70s. In the framework of this book, the history of Hong Kong “Freedom Swimmers” in the 60s and 70s is presented, and the escape stories of Syrian refugees to Germany in Summer 2015 are presented as illustrations. This juxtaposition hopes to reveal the familiar and the unfamiliar situations that refugees face in different eras and locations. Most importantly, how we could relate ourselves to the refugees by understanding the issues of giving and taking.
Aim of the project:
1. Connecting refugees with us, who are relatively stable and safe in our society, by focusing on the refugee issues, esp. about their ways of learning new skills, new spaces, new cultures, and their daily life such as eating, sleeping, and waiting. For example, how different would they experience Time under anxiety and uncertainty?
2. A deeper understanding of the human condition in crisis to generate creative artwork that will benefit both refugees and us to build a society with understanding and compassion.