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ART PROJECT ON EMIGRANT IDENTITIES

We are There There, a 50% Romanian, 50% Serbian, London-based performance company. Our work explores immigration, national identities and exclusion, and uses participation to create inclusive, alternative debates on immigrant realities. Between 1-7 Nov, we will be in residence at ODD, expanding Trigger Warning, an art project contesting stereotypes about Eastern European immigrants in the UK, through a collection of funfair games.

 

With an overseas population of over 11 million, Romania has seen an exodus of migrant workers to Europe and beyond. Years later, some are returning home, with diverse experiences (exploitative or positive), and dealing with the perils of resettling or reintegrating.

 

We are looking for former Romanian or minority ethnic immigrants to collaborate with over three days. As a group, we will make a new game, exploring the experiences of returning to Romania, as well as economic and class stereotyping encountered. Together, we will co-author a new game, and present it to audiences at a final event, prompting wider conversations on emigrant identities.

 

Participants of all ages, professions and backgrounds are welcome. No previous experience of working in the arts necessary.

Date and Time:

 

Workshops

3 November, 13:00-16:00

4 November, 13:00-16:00

 

Public Event/Presentation of the game  

6 November TBC (evening slot)

Location:

Tranzit (in collaboration with ODD)

Strada Gazelei, nr 44

Bucuresti

 

We can offer an honorarium of 250 RON for your time

 

We will primarily work in English but also speak Romanian - and can incorporate the language into the workshops.

 

If interested, drop us an email at therethereagain@gmail.com by 26th Oct (the sooner, the better),  and we will arrange a short Skype meeting soon after.

 

Please include the following information in your email:

 

• Your name and where you have lived/worked before  

• Why you would want to take part

• What your experience of living abroad, and returning has been like

Photos: Patrícia Venâncio Oliveira, Neil Clarke, Dana OlărescuJoseph Priestley, Matt Cawrey, Maria Tanjala