Arriving in a new country takes a great deal of perseverance, but after – sometimes years of – oppression, refugees often display tremendous resilience. Suppressed energy makes way for new expectations for the future, dreams and the determination to build a new life. But does our current system encourage this vitality or rather frustrate it? When does someone stop being a refugee? And how can art play a role in stimulating newcomers’ potential? What can we, or art, do within this system?
- Photo report COPRESENCE – Manifesta 12 collateral events, Palermo, 2018
- Play Back Talk Back # 1 – Post-Carnival
- Speech by Erik Hagoort at the Spinoza monument during the Carnival of Oppressed Feelings, October 28, 2017
- Edited compilation of conversations between Sari Akminas, Gluklya and Erik Hagoort in Gluklya’s studio at Lola Lik, Erik Hagoort, 2017