ART-e-FACT, STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE issue01: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION [you are here] issue02: UTOPIA issue03: TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES issue04: GLOCALOGUE

ART WORK
IMAGE OF MEETING POINT: A SEARCH BY TANJA DABO
PHOTOG.
Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
NEIGHBOURS

Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
 
Beqiri's
Love Shop

Sokol Beqiri
 
The Fear of Newcomers
Ivana Keser
 
Liberty
Nebojša Šerić Šoba
 
Balkan - Ich wohne in berlin
Jovan Balov
 

ART WORK

 
 
IN-BETWEEN
 
 
 
 





ART WORK
NEIGHBOURS

The Fear of Newcomers
Migrants Newspaper

Ivana Keser

Immigrant, Alien, Migrant, Migrant Worker, Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Quota Refugee, A Returning Migrant - Expatriate are official names for the people for whom Immigration Politics was created. While the immigrant, according to the categories of the United Nations, is a general concept used to describe "all the persons who have immigrated to the country", for ordinary people migrants-regardless of intentions and status-are always and only strangers. And a stranger is every traveler who comes today and may stay with us tomorrow. "What makes people strangers?" is the question that I pose to the people who left their places of their own free will, which, for lack of other terms, they called homes. Displacement, assimilation, tolerance, ethnocentricity, prejudice, cultural stereotypes, ethnic discrimination, xenophobia, racism, are all notions which migrants face, to a more or less extent, everyday. Only idealists or black sheep leave their countries. People everywhere are equally indisposed towards action, remaining fixed and inactive there where they find themselves, up until some force compels them to move. There are people who are prone to repose and those who are prone to motion, but the basic question which strikes me is not why people migrate but rather why don't they? When speaking about the law, people today often have considerably less freedom to move across national borders than do goods and capital. In the age of accelerated globalization attention should be turned to the difference between fiction and reality. Reality repeats itself while reason always prevails in fiction. Delbrück/Zolberg's idea of the Open Republic can also be added to the contribution of fiction, which, in the era of all the more increasing migration of worldwide proportions, the concept of a nation-state is deemed to be obsolete. The Open Republic implies an acceptance of citizens of different ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, with equal rights for all. The migrants, with whom I have been carrying on a dialogue via e-mail during the last year, are all located in different parts of the world. They have temporarily or permanently achieved a desired goal. Their motivation for going to the foreign countries is most frequently based on the search for new experiences, better professional possibilities, the need for change, or search for like-minded people. The newspaper-in-making entitled Migrants is my dialogue with the ten people who share the experience of more than one address, located most frequently on a foreign continent.

Ivana Keser (HR)
Artist based in Zagreb, Croatia
ivana.keser@mail.inet.hr




Also by this artist:

LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
POSTCARD
No More Bad News
Ivana Keser







REPORTS
MAP
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
INTERVIEW
Interview with Bodo Kaping
OVERVIEW

Trafficking
Lovorka Marinović
A booming sex slavery trade --trafficking and the exploitation of women

Migration as a Global & Local Problem
Božena Katanec
Freedom, frustration, and the countries in-between

Interview with Bodo Kaping
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
Excerpt from the video "Border Crossing Services",


 WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Looking for a husband with an EU passport
Tanja Ostojić
THEORY

PRISONERS OF A GLOBAL PARANOIA
Žarko Paić
Ježevo as a permanent twilight zone between borders, politics and ideas.

Thnking in Exile
Suzana Milevska
I live, I dwell means the same as I am... Philosophical ideas connecting ourselves and our living spaces.

Jezevo - a story without a happy ending
Marina Gržinić
Ježevo as the cordon sanitaire of Europe.

Illegal migrants and late capitalism
Rastko Močnik
Unprecedented global inequality -- the final crisis of Capitalism?