Travelling Hands: Somatics of Female Migrant Labor in and around Hamburg
Denmark/Germany/Italy, work in progress 2022–23
Video installation and drawings
With the financial support of Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg
Based on three women’s biographical narratives, I explore life stories of Eastern European so-called ‘economic migrants’ from a feminist and post-socialist perspective, with an artistic focus on the specifics of female migrant labor in the Hamburg region. Three economic sectors are highlighted in the project: the cleaning sector, the care sector, and agriculture. The artistic realization focuses on the relationship between class and body, and addresses how physical labor sediments in the limbs and archives somatically. In the video work, the performers embody contradictions between melancholy, progressiveness and rebellious power.