2 X 2019 LECTURE BY KLARA KEMP-WELCH

2 X 2019 LECTURE BY KLARA KEMP-WELCH

The Romanians are Coming! Representing EU Labour and Migration in the UK 

lecture by Klara Kemp-Welch (Courtauld Institute of Art, Londyn)


2 October 2019, 7 pm 

Galeria Studio 

PKiN, Plac Defilad 1

Warsaw


Taking as a starting point the controversy in the UK and in Romania caused by the popular Channel 4 television series "The Romanians are Coming" (2015), the talk explores a selection of artists’ projects that engage with experiences of and responses to EU migration to the UK. Focusing on Adam Chodzko’s video "The Pickers" (2009), in which he collaborated with a group of young strawberry pickers from Romania working in Kent to edit historical footage of East End hop pickers, and Michal Iwanowski’s photographic project "Go Home Polish" (2018), in which he documented his 1900 km journey on foot between his ‘two homes – Wales and Poland’, the talk asks how documentary projects of this sort might contribute to a critical understanding of how concerns about the ‘close other’ have contributed to the chaos of Brexit.  


In English language 


Lecture is a part of the Snapshots From The Borders - Capital Event Poland organized by the Polska Akcja Humanitarna (PAH) (2 and 3 October 2019) during the No more bricks in the Wall campaign. 


Photo:  Adam Chodzko, The Pickers , film still, 2009. 

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