Passages of our Inner Longing . 1min 36sec . 2015 – Nuttaphol Ma
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier21 presents performances and screenings in conjunction with Nocturne Halifax. The evening features the work of multidisciplinary artist Emma FitzGerald entitled “Border Crossings”, a work that excavates the motives of people who are forced to migrate and those that stop them as well as the motives of an institution like Pier21, which celebrates a particular Euro-centric narrative of immigration. Inspired by readings of “The Beast” by Salvadorian journalist Oscar Martinez which recounts migrants’ perilous journeys from Central America to the US, FitzGerald translates these collective stories into a durational performance of mark-making the word “wall” for 12 hours on a wall inside Pier 21. A time-lapse projection of FitzGerald’s earlier durational “wall” markings at Santa Fe Art Institute illuminates the pedestrian walkway outside the museum. Three films will accompany the outdoor projection. The films, “Border Cantos” (Israel Haros Lopez, Mexico / USA), “Passages of our Inner Longing” (Nuttaphol Ma, Thailand/USA), and “Meatball” (Mauricio Esquivel, El Salvador), all deal with the trauma of forced migration.
Date: Saturday 15 October 2016 . 6p-midnight
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration @ Pier 21 . 1055 Marginal Road . Halifax CANADA
Links: “Border Crossings” – Pier21 / Nocturne Halifax