Keep an Eye - MG Boat-people
“Boat-people” is part of a series of “live film performances” on which I am working at the moment. “Boat-people” will take place in the cinema 2 at the EYE. It is the strong and personal relation I developed with the space with the Cinema 2, during this last few months, that has inspired me to make use of the potential of this room.
The live engagement through a local intervention in the film theater (the “live film performance”) has become the core of my recent research process. It finds its origin in the necessity for me to bring back the missing bodies of the screen into the film theater. It brings back the possibility of an encounter with an audience through both a physical and spiritual act.
This term, boat-people, began to be used in the press to describe the movement of migrants fleeing Vietnam by sea at the end of the 70'. They fled their country for political and economic reasons on boats. Often overloaded and with no security, these boats have made many victims due to drowning, starvation and cold.