COAPPARATION

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YeLa An
02.09. - 30.09.
Studio Grants in thealit's Arbeitszimmer, St.-Jürgen-Straße 157-159, Bremen, are starting now with the third part of COAPPARATION*.

In September YeLa An shall use the studio to work on her project on the situation of Asian women in Europe. Her application told about her analysis: "My interest is an analysis of how today Asian women are represented internally in Asia but fulfilling as well a stereotype that is externally supported by the occidental look. [It is] this situation of subjugation by two gazes of oppression that forces Asian young women to emigrate to Europe to find a better life on themselves in Europe."

To find out more about this – in Bremen – interviews have been scheduled. Results shall be publishd via thealit's homepage, merely as a work in photography based on these interviews.

Alexandra Tatar
02.10. - 30.10.

For the residency I will start working on the topic of Coapparation*, by recuperating a family history of ‘temporary’ migration to Germany. My grandfather was a ‘guest worker’ in FRG (West Germany) at the end of the 70s, mediated to a German company, by the communist Romanian state enterprise, where he was employed. He was a welder, and in FRG he mainly worked at expanding the gas pipeline infrastructure. His personal history was of course made possible by the west Germany’s Ostpolitik ambitions, matching with those of the Romanian government at that time, and the resulting economic treaty between the two countries.

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28.10.
Time to be announced

Alexandra Tatar - Artist Talk:
Recollections of a cold war working body
or: "What is 'RASTPLATZ’?“, he asks in Romanian

In the frame of the residency, I will revisit and document the places where my grandfather worked. I will weld the resulting material together with the prerecorded interview and research into a video work. The first insights will be presented at the end of the residency in the frame of the artist talk.