Investigating Invisible Borders

Workshop collaboration with Mo Zaboli and Bernadette Keating, Robert Kunstmann and Zaroon Mohammad for the exhibition ‘Im_Mobilities’ at Galerie KUB, Leipzig, curated by Juana Awad, Julia Eckert und Nada Schroer, installation design by Paula Gehrmann, 2017
‘Investigating Invisible Borders’ was designed as a workshop in 2017 to investigate the (administrative) city border which marks Leipzig’s ‘obligatory residency for people with refugee status’ (Residenzpflicht). These geographical boundaries restrict freedom of movement and choice of residence. As a group - some with refugee and migrant backgrounds, others born in Germany - we explored and enacted notions of borders, movement and in/visibility. Through a series of creative methods we shared associations and developed ideas, then walked, documented and overstepped the geographic city border. Making it visible through our photographs and actions, the outcome was collectively edited and worked into an installation at the exhibition ‘Im_Mobilities' at KUB Gallery, Leipzig.

Photographs by Bernadette Keating, Robert Kunstmann, Zaroon Mohammad, Mo Zaboli, Tamara Stoll, in co-operation with interaction Leipzig e.V.

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