For many refugees coming to Europe, Germany is an expected destination. For decades, thousands of people have arrived on German soil demanding asylum, but recently the situation has begun to change. Some people think that it is all too much (too many immigrants, too many refugees). Many regulations are making it increasingly difficult for non-citizens to stay in Germany, creating many tense situations.
I am driving a Mercedes Benz when a group of young German men approach me. They begin to shake and hit the car until the alarm is activated. The alarm was previously manipulated to sound like a war alarm.
Originally commissioned and produced by What Time is it on the Clock of the World* / Qué Hora es en el Reloj del Mundo* International Festival on Feminism and Public Space.
Organized by Stadtkuratorin Hamburg. Project initiative of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and CTC.
Curating the City/Curando la Ciudad.
Artistic Direction Sophie Goltz.
Camera Jakob Deutsch, Josefina Gill.
Editing José Enrique Juárez.
Photography Frank Egel.
Special thanks to Beate Anspach, Papia Bandyopadhyay, Dario Barcalay, Michael Bauer, Bezirksamt Hamburg-Mitte, Moritz Brettschneider, Finn Brüggemann, Matthias Gerst, Robin Höke, Sara Kuhnt, Mattheo Lange, Alexey Markin, Daniel Möring, Klaus Peters, PK 143 StVB-City, Anne-Kathrin Reinberg, William Schwartz, Aron, Sekelj, Julia Tielke, Nuriye Tohermes, Hengameh Yaghoobifarah.
(Hamburg, Germany. 2016)