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28 March 2019


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Refugee 4.0

The Loss of Humanity?


Today, Wilfried is launching Refugee 4.0, the 4th edition of The Refugee Film Collection, which again is representing the basis of The Refugee Memorial. By releasing the new edition, Refugee Film Collection is now encompassing more than 120 videos, and in this way a most remarkable collection of audio-visual works dealing with “migration” as a topic in art. Since it’s initiation at the high time of the European refugee crisis 2015, the perception on the reasons for migrating changed profoundly, the climate change is evident and in 2020 new global threats will come into the focus – the Corona virus crisis – people whereever on the globe are living like on a bubbling volcano about to explode already soon. Also the new videos make it clear, that people living these days experience a fundamental time change – demanding every day one’s self-defense measuring one’s humanity. The Corona crisis in 2020 will show a strange contradiction – on one hand the dictate quarantine is generating to show a high degree of solidarity for each other in the endangered society, while at the same time as a tool of self-defense inhumanity is building barricades against the intruders (refugees from outside). Many people do not understand, yet, the war has just started.

Refugee 4.0 - view the streaming collection

The Refugee Memorial


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Dimitris Argyriou (Greece) – 5 Minutes of silence, 2018, 10:00
Hdys (USA) – We The People, 2018, 3:51
Vito Alfarano (Italy) – I have a Dream, 2018, 11:32
Lisi Prada (Spain) – Almost Invisible, 2018, 10:00
Boutheyna Bouslama (Tunisia) – When I Grow Up, 2015, 6:00
Mike Celona (USA) – Across From Where, 2018, 3:29
Reza Golchin (Iran) – For A Better Life, 2018, 1:00
Cigdem Slankard (Turkey/USA) – Fresh Start, 2017, 12:50

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Abe Abraham (USA) – Salt Water, 2017, 5:52
Zaher Alchihabi (Syria) – Tanarium, 2017, 3:33
Eri Kassnel (France) – Cradle Song, 2018, 8:33
Albert Merino (Spain) – Bestiary, 2018, 5:10
Mathilde Babo (France) – After The Spring, 2016, 4:00
Anna Faroqui & Haim Peretz (Germany) – Lana’s Story, 2017, 12:00
Fu LE (France) – Mass, 2019, 10:00
Mohammed Harb (Palestine) – Will We Meet Again, 2015, 5:30

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Paul Barrios (Colombia) – Outside As Insidee, 2018, 14:00
Barbara Hasenmüller (Germany) – Rhythm Variation, 2017, 9:28
Filomena Rusciano (Italy) – Liquid Path, 2013, 4:00
Alienor Vallet (France) – Stranger, 2018, 5:00
Lioba von den Drisch (Germany) – ludo_2, 2016, 1:35
Sebastian Weimann (Germany) – The Girl & The Memory, 2017, 6:20
Sebastian Weimann (Germany) – 3. August 2014, 2017, 7:15
Anna Faroqui & Haim Peretz (Germany) – Telling the way I want, 2018, 12:00


Schedule for 28 March

  • •Mediateca -CaixaForum-, Barcelona 14 February – 7 April – “Violencia sin cuerpos” 2006
  • •Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/France – VideoChannel – 4 Videos by Unnur A. Einarsdottir – Traverse Video Festival Toulouse/F – 11-28 March 2009
  • •VidFest07 – Museum of New Art Detroit/USA – 9-30 March 2007
  • •Artpool Budapest – Dimensioniste World Meeting – 19-28 March 2008
  • •Generation Loss Festival Manila – 14-28 March 2012
  • •FILE – Electronic Language Festival Rio de Janeiro/Brazil 26/02-29/03 2008
  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (5 March- 30 April 2004) – RRF
  • •BEK Bergen (5 – 28 March- 2004) RRF
  • •Video Art Screenings Västerås, Sweden- 26/27 March, 23/24 April, 21/22 May –
  • •Japan Media Arts Festival 24/03 – 05/05 2006
  • •Chiang Mai 1st New Media Art Festival – Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2003 – 28 March – 16 April