Travelling Hands: Somatics of Female Migrant Labor in and around Hamburg

  • Denmark/Germany/Italy, 2024, in post-production
    Video installation and drawings

    With the financial support of Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg

  • Based on women’s biographical narratives, I explore life stories of 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. Four economic sectors are highlighted in the project: childcare, household work, the cleaning sector and care for the elderly. 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.