Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Ursula Biemann

Europlex

Europlex

Ursula Biemann. Europlex, 2003.

Description:
The collaborative video of artist Ursula Biemann and visual anthropologist Angela Sanders shows the many different activities that have developed on the border between the Spanish enclave Ceuta and Morocco. It also makes visible the obscure paths, both literal and figurative, taken by these back-and-forth movements. Among the most common activities of the women who cross the border at Ceuta are smuggling clothes, domestic service and working full time in transnational companies producing for the European market. These frenetic movements between the two territories and across this border space shed light on the particular cultural and economic exchange that occurs between Europe and Africa.

Medium:
Video

Tags:
borders, Spain, Morocco, geography, Angela Sanders, smuggling, transnationalism, Ceuta, performativity, mobility, video

Images
Performing the BorderRemote SensingEuroplexWriting DesireBlack Sea FilesURSULA BIEMANN MISSION REPORTS Artistic Practice in the Field Video Works 1998-2008

Location
Zurich, CH
Switzerland

Contact
Roentgenstrasse 48
Zurich, CH
Switzerland
ursula@geobodies.org

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