BLICKWECHSEL [DAS SCHWARZENBACH KOMPLEX]
title. Blickwechsel, text-based Installation
concept. Daphne Kokkini
curated by. Vlatka Horvat & Tim Etchells for "Not Standing in Place"
part of. Das Schwarzenbach Komplex Project
consultant. Melinda Nadj Abonji
date. August/September 2021, Zürcher Theaterspektakel 21
space. Saffa Insel - Landiwiese, Zürich
type. installation / multidisciplary project / community project
links. Zürich Theaterspektakel
© Kira Barlach, Zürcher Theaterspektakel
We live in turbulent times. «Blickwechsel» invites to shift our perspective on discourses and materialities that have been shaping the Swiss society for generations, particularly on words that frame and affect our feeling of belonging. Dismantling and reshuffling these composite bureaucratic terms and euphemisms might lift the burden of a traumatic past and open up new perspectives for the future.
Embedded in the interdisciplinary, community-based project Schwar zenbach Kompl ex, which tries to put forward a new multivoiced politics of memory on migration, racism and resistance, «Blickwechsel» is a research on migrant workers in Switzerland (Saisonniers), the exclusive legal regulations, housing conditions in barrack settlements, illegalized families and hidden children.