exhibition program

Exhibition 16.1. - 12.2.2016
Opening hours Thursday - Sunday 2 - 6 pm
no entrance fee
Galerie des Frappant e.v.
Zeiseweg 9/Ecke Bodenstedtstraße
(entrance over the backyard from Bodenstedtstraße)
22765 Hamburg-Altona
Exhibition Program
Unless otherwise described, the events will take place in Frappant Gallery in Hamburg-Altona.
The entrance is free, the access partly barrier-free.
(contact: info[at]ort-m.de)

Friday 1/15/2016
7 pm

Exhibition opening
HMJokinen, Salah Zater, Dieu-Thanh Hoang
Treat me as a brother
Nana Osei
Memory Repairs: This Is Not My Fault
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson/Ghana
How do we construct a new world of beauty, fulfilment and productivity? The performance explores how migrants in Ghana may regenerate new life from seemingly disregarded materials. Assorted rubber sandals collected on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are used here as a metaphor of the complex global crisis. Through further collaboration with refugees in Hamburg the disconnected rubber sandals are hand stitched to generate a new beautiful installation.

Sunday 1/17/2016
4 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition (in English)

Sunday 1/17/2016
7 pm

At the foot of my rubber sandals:
working with migrants ("Shoe Shines") in Ghana
Patrick Tagoe-Turkson/Ghana
artist talk (in English)
We put on rubber sandals but mostly we fail to observe the effect of our action at the foot. This presentation is about the used rubber sandals art project Tale within Crossing in Takoradi/Ghana with rural-urban migrants who are shoe repairers. The collaborative art project which takes a look at the hidden side of the lives of shoe repairers in Ghana will enable the migrants to share their stories, obtain psychological support, re-establish new relationships and most likely to help to realize our plan of building together a home out of used rubber sandals. The government, community, various city and social welfare departments, artists, and organizations will indirectly benefit from this artistic intervention.

Saturday 1/23/2016
3 pm

Die versteckten Schiffe der Speicherstadt - Kolonialismus und Widerstand. Vom Chilehaus bis Überseequartier
Postcolonial city tour (in German)
with Tania Mancheno and Andreas Schneider
Auf einer alternativen Reise in die Geschichte der Stadt setzen wir uns mit dem Symbol des Schiffs auseinander, das eng mit Hamburg verknüpft ist. Zwischen Speicherstadt und Überseequartier besichtigen wir verschiedene Orte, die sich mit dem Motiv des Schiffs in Verbindung bringen lassen. Die versteckten Schiffe in der Stadt machen die kolonialen Verflechtungen im öffentlichen Raum sichtbar. Sie sind gleichermaßen mit der kolonialen Expansion und Versklavung als auch mit Widerstand, Befreiung und Migration verflochten. Wie nehmen wir diese Verstrickungen wahr? Auf unserer Reise in die Geschichte der Speicherstadt begleiten uns dekoloniale Kritiker_innen und karibische Denker_innen. Ihre historisch-philosophische Arbeit hilft uns, die Verbindung der Stadt Hamburg mit der Symbolik des Schiffs neu zu lesen.
Meeting point: U1 tube station Messberg, entrance Chilehaus
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Participation free, donations welcome
Arbeitskreis HAMBURG POSTKOLONIAL in cooperation with
ort_m [migration memory]

Sunday 1/24/2016
4 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition (in German)

Sunday 1/24/2016
7 pm

Porto M, an object space for politics, memory and community
Collettivo Askavusa/Lampedusa
lecture/artist talk (in English)
Askavusa (in Sicilian: barefoot) was born on the Italian island Lampedusa in 2008. The collective has been active ever since, organising the LampedusaInFestival - of which seventh edition took place in September 2015 - and fighting for the rights of migrants and Lampedusani. In the spring 2014 Askavusa opened Porto M, a space where practices of politics, memory and community take place and where many objects are displayed which were owned by migrants who passed from Lampedusa. The talk will focus on Askavusa's work in Lampedusa and the link between migration and militarisation, an issue which is particularly evident on the island with Italy's southernmost military outpost in the Mediterranean Sea. In the ort_m exhibition Askavusa presents a selection of the Porto M objects.

Saturday 1/30/2016
7 pm

persona non data
a film of Dorothea Carl
(82 Min., Germany 2014; the film is spoken in German, Dari and English, with German subtitles)
Talk with Doro Carl, Heide Sanati, Mohsen Rezai, Shafiq Hussein Rezai
(in German)
Fourteen people share their stories of fleeing from their native countries. By foot, on boats or with the help of escape agents, they were chased away by war, toxic gas, torture, fear and terror. Some are still kids, strong only through the courage of despair, led by their hopes and wishes. Their personal stories of and experiences with their arrival in Hamburg, in the county of Pinneberg, in container camps, sleepless nights and the struggle with paperwork intertwine with a "banning space", which subjects them to registration, restrictions and controls which are often a means to send them back either soon or sometimes even after decades. In the film, the individual struggles are narrated in interviews whereas the "banning space" is visualized by the use of experimental cinematic techniques.
Abdulla Mehmud, Heide Sanati, Moshen Rezai, Isaka Lamond, Saeed Masud, Jusseff I.
Interviews with: Lina Ahmadi, Sara Ahmadi, Ibrahimah Bah, Baktash,
Hosein H., Najib, Dunja Osman, Hosein R.,
Director, Camera, Editing: Dorothea Carl
Translation: Sania Qaderi, Abdulla Mehmud
Dramaturgic monitoring: Elisabeth Rapp, Dr Claudia Reiche
Sound: Andreas Lang, Nils Hartlef, Stefan Prehn
Sound Design: Anders Lang
Sound Mixing: Roman Vehlken
Music: Peter Imig, Robert Engelbrecht: violoncello, electric guitar, Jan Feddersen: electric guitar, Peter Imig: violin, electric guitar, Jens Röhm: electric bass, synthesizer; Mohajerat - Mohsen Rezai & Anders Lang

Sunday 1/31/2016
4 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition (in English)

Sunday 1/31/2016
7 pm

Whom It May Concern
Film (17 min., Italy 2012, Italian language with English subtitles)
In Search of Lost Memories about Archivio Memorie Migranti
(Archives of Migrant Memories), Rome
Lecture (in English)
Zakaria Mohamed Ali, Somalia/Italy
How to archive knowledge, memories and oral history of migration? Together with 24 journalists from Somalia, Zakaria Mohamed Ali left his country 2007 for Hargeisa/Somaliland where his escape for a better future began. On 13th of August 2008 he landed in Lampedusa in a boat with 43 people. Today Zakaria Mohamed Ali is a social worker in a refugee camp, and since 2011 he is a member of the Archives of Migrant Memory (Archivio Memorie Migranti AMM) in Rome. With the help of AMM he could return to Lampedusa 2012 as a free man and take part in the jury of the Lampedusa Film Festival. During his stay on the island, he took the opportunity to make his own short film showing him on the vestiges of his lost memories. Zakaria Mohamed Ali will show his film To whom it may concern and give a lecture about the work of AMM.

Saturday 2/6/2016
3 pm

Here to stay!
Migration, asylum and the struggles of Lampedusa in Hamburg
Guided city tour (in English, German translation feasible)
The tour focuses on the refugee group Lampedusa in Hamburg and the struggle for a collective right to stay. It reconstructs migration stories and discusses conflicts and problems of the European asylum and migration regime. Passing different stations around the St. Georg neighbourhood, the tour gives insights into everyday living conditions of refugees, possibilities of a right to stay in Hamburg, support structures as well as the role of the SPD senate, the St. Pauli church and the police.
Meeting point: Bahnhofsmission in Hauptbahnhof, Steintorwall 20
Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
Participation free, donations welcome
Members of Lampedusa in Hamburg & Perspektive Stadterkundung in cooperation with ort_m [migration memory]

Sunday 2/7/2016
4 pm

Guided tour through the exhibition (in German)

Sunday 2/7/2016
7 pm

Psychogeographies of Lampedusa
Adal Neguse, Asuquo Udo, Karina Horsti
Lecture (in English)
Scenes of migrant rescue, confinement and border related death open in the multiple shores and islands of the Mediterranean. Discarded objects and boats are materializations of the European border zone and the violence it produces. The speakers of this panel have explored the ex-NATO base Loran on the island of Lampedusa in Italy where "migrant" boats and objects of rescue lay scattered on the ground. In addition, the abandoned building has remains of a refugee center that operated there in 2008 - 2011. Loran has evolved into an alternative site of conscience or a site of dark tourism for people who are drawn to the island, which globally represents a key "border spectacle."
The panel speakers take a phenomenological approach to exploring places - what Guy Debord (1955 - 2006) termed psychogeography. Based on their life experience as well as racial and gendered positioning, the speakers have made different self-observations while visiting Loran. Adal Neguse and Asuquo Udo read the ruins through their experience of border violence and crossing the Mediterranean by boat. Karina Horsti interprets the site from her position as a citizen of the EU and a critical scholar. The speakers address the question: What would places like Loran mean for the present and future generations of Europeans? Are the objects significant for those who experienced the violence of the borderized zone and for the citizens of the nations that created it?
Adal Neguse is a Swedish-Eritrean activist living and working in Stockholm. He came to Sweden as a quota refugee in 2004. His drawings based on eyewitness testimonies of torture in Eritrea have been published in UN and Amnesty international human rights reports.
Asuquo Okon Udo is a Nigerian journalist, refugee activist in Hamburg, co-founder of Lampedusa in Hamburg, human right campaigner and refugee coordinator
Karina Horsti is an Academy of Finland research fellow and a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2016). Her research focuses on media and culture in the contexts of migration, cultural diversity, and humanitarianism. Her current projects examine public remembering of migration and bordering in cultural practices in Europe.

Friday 2/12/2016
7 pm

Closing event
The Hamburg based ort_m projects and workshops introduce
Screening Memory
Our Own
Be Heard
Free Your Soul
Greener Pastures/Prints Left
Lampedusa Professions
Refugee Radio Network RRN



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