This exhibition showcases three of Laura El-Tantawy’s video works, exploring climate change, refugees and land. Laura’s visual practice focuses on exploring the social and environmental issues that define what makes us human today, in what she believes is a critical moment of vulnerability and consequence for humanity. Her video works feature a short film she did in India, where she explored the epidemic of farmer suicides. She met with farmers who attempted suicide, families who lost a father, brother, husband or son and with experts who shed light of why this was happening and how farmers are challenged by our rapidly changing weather and their economic situation. In Itlay she met with Zahra, a 40-year old woman from Morocco. She met Zahra at a care centre in Italy that provides support for refugee and asylum-seeking women. The film explores Zahra’s traumatic experience as a way of highlighting the possible psychological consequences that impact refugees seeking a better life in Europe. In An Immortal River she pays tribute to The River Nile, the life blood of Egypt — her ancestral home — and the life line of 11 countries along the Nile Basin in Africa.
March 25 9:00 – March 26 21:00
Time Bonn (CET)