SORRY WE’RE OPEN: “Traiettorie e attraversamenti – Trajectories and Crossings” Seminar with Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo

Saturday, 24.09.2016
14:00h at Buurtkamer HoofdKwartier, Hoofddorpweg 25, Amsterdam  €3






Seminar with artist duo Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo about ‘swallows,’ borders, and minor perspectives on migration in Europe

The seminar Traiettorie e attraversamenti – Trajectories and Crossings with Maria and Raphaël uses excerpts of films and other (visual) sources to look back and think about the past and present migration in Europe.
Maria and Raphaël will discuss how they attempt to reflect in their artistic practice upon the changing border regime as well as intervene in its politics of visualization. After their presentation (ca. 60 minutes) we will have plenty of time to speak, doubt, laugh, think and share together.

Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo are an artist duo based in Berlin. Their collaborative practice involves long-term research and includes a curatorial approach, lately focused on the emergence of early video movements and postcolonial minor cinemas. Resulting in various bodies of work, which include films, performances, documents presented in analytical displays, their work has investigated the economies of visibility in relation to past and present mobility regimes over the southern and northern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the intertwined histories of migration, urbanisation and cinema.
Retracing the trajectories of several protagonists and letting their accounts unfold, their latest film reconstructs forgotten episodes related to migration from southern Italy to northern Europe in the 1960s and manifests a counter-memory of the ‘economic miracle.’

* * * Maria and Raphaël's films Sudeuropa (2005-2007) and Appunti del Passaggio (2014-2016) are on view at the Side Room at Butcher's Tears throughout the entire week of SORRY WE'RE OPEN. * * *

Buurtkamer HoofdKwartier
Neighborhood center Het HoofdKwartier is a cosy living room for the neighborhood. You are welcome to drop in every morning for a cup of coffee, a chat and an open ear. Het HoofdKwartier is a meeting place for neighbors, to together organize activities or coordinate support.

* * * If you need to access the festival for free, you are welcome to sign yourself up for guest list, via: or by writing your name (or a name) down at the respective event venue. * * *

Images are from: Maria Iorio and Raphaël Cuomo, Sudeuropa (2005-2007).

The seminar with Maria Iorio and Raphael Cuomo
is kindly supported by the Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia.