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tourist

Video 2012

8:55 min

Ten years later, after the journey from Kherson, Ukraine to the refugee center in Dessau, Germany I was granted European citizenship. Giving up the stateless passport during a surreal citizenship inauguration in Berlin, I have a video camera hanging around my neck. Continuously filming, the work captures a moment of the bureaucratic metamorphosis of a stateless citizen. 

Before, during, and after the ceremony, I am engaging in conversations with people around me. Listening and tuning in with different coordinates, narratives, and anecdotes Tourist is a little journey through the dynamic space of stateless cues, ceremonial receptions, populist speeches, cursing, classical music, and collective singing. 

 

 

 

 

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