Ursula Biemann

2003 | 00:20:00 | Switzerland | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Hi8 video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Migration, Politics, Surveillance

Europlex tracks distinct cross-border activities through the Spanish Moroccan borderlands and seeks to make these obscure paths visible. On their repetitive circuits around the check-point to the Spanish enclave, the video follows in three borderlogs the smuggling women who strap multiple layers of clothes to their bodies, the daily commute of "domesticas" who turn into time travellers as they move back and forth between the Moroccan and European time zones and the Moroccan women working in the transnational zones in North Africa for the European market. All these trajectories move around and in between the imperative of the territorial borders, they form, however, a vital layer of the cultural and economic space between Europe and Africa.

Europlex is a collaboration with visual Anthropologist Angela Sanders.

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Viper Video Fest

Exhibitions + Festivals

MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland, 2003

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