With ist new exhibition and talk series, Künstlerhaus takes up the discussion on creative and theoretic positions on the topic migration and focuses on the German-speaking world: When does migration begin and when does it end? Is there a supposed common past of people who have experienced migration? What is significant about the second generation? What is migration-related socialization? Is there a subaltern space in the German-speaking world?
These are some of the questions that artist Ruby Sircar and social scientist Anil Jain deal with in their talk series. The accompanying exhibition is by female artist group FO/GO Lab from Vienna.
FO/GO Lab is a laboratory and a group that was founded 2001 in Vienna. The membership is flexible. Currently, the FO/GO Lab group consist of Angelika Bartl (Berlin), Leyla Arzu Kececi (Wien/Istanbul), Irene Lucas (Wien), Elisabeth Penker (Wien) and Ruby Sircar (Stuttgart). The group deals with the issues migration, mobility, racism and feminism. The group’s work contains both creative realization and theoretical reflection. In 2006, the group will hold a work stipend at Jan van Eyck Akademy.
For their creative and theoretical work, the group keeps a private, continuously growing archive including videos, print and audio materials. For their exhibition in Stuttgart and with special regard to their talk series The (Un-)Making of Migrancy, the materials were rearranged and extended.
The exhibited video materials include video works by artists Ursula Biemann and Alejandra Riera, by filmmakers Maria Binder and Paula van der Oest and by the Spanish activist group Precarias a la Deriva.