In Between / In Transit presents works by a group of artists whose focus rests on the tentative, limbo-like experience of existing between different cultures. The exhibition explores this no man’s land existing between home and hope; the landscape of those fleeing from unsafe homelands towards a more secure future elsewhere is filled with boredom, sadness, fear and apathy. The photographs and videos that make up this presentation are testimonies of the day-to-day survival and struggle in an endless attempt to find some sense of normalcy and a stable place to call home that will provide safety, dignity, acceptance and an opportunity where loved ones can be nurtured and supported.
Using photography, performance and filmmaking, each body of work examines the experiences of those thrust into a culture that is markedly different from their own. Their stories illustrate the challenges faced, both physically and psychologically, that are revealed in a manner that goes far beyond what is recognized as ‘traditional documentation’ or classic photojournalism.
How does an artist use his practice to translate this limbo state of transience experienced by refugees? Each artist presented in the exhibition In Between / In Transit conveys their understanding of this dilemma faced by so many cultures and attempts to answer the question, ‘From home to….. where?’
In Between / In Transit
Photographs by George Awde, Gohar Dashti, Tanya Habjouqa, Omar Imam and Stefanie Zofia Schulz
Curated by Peggy Sue Amison
From May 6th to June 26th, 2016