As part of the opening event for Changing Places, curator Mariam Zulfiqar will introduce the exhibition and give a brief tour, followed by a screening of two films that continue the themes of the exhibition: The Distance from Here by Bani Adibi and STONEWORK by Omar Chowdhury.
The Distance From Here, 2010 (video), highlights the processes and bureaucracy involved in order for migration to happen. As people wait in line, fill in papers and stand between demarcated areas, the work reflects the difficulties faced by many people across the world seeking an alternative future in another place.
In STONEWORK, 2013 (video), people and machinery work in unison to extract natural materials for use in construction. The film’s hypnotic rhythm gives rise to a blurring of labourer and machine — affording human characteristics to ‘escaping’ stones and ‘sighing’ machinery, while the workers slip into a mechanised stupor.
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