The immigrants

Kollectiv, Galia and Kollectiv, Pil (2017) The immigrants. [Show/Exhibition]


The Immigrants is a solo exhibition by Pil and Galia Kollectiv (07.12.17 – 04.02.18) at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University, Belfast. It features five films and a sculptural installation. In the first four films, through a series of small actions undertaken by costumed performers in different locations across the UK, an installation of filmed vignettes posits the futility of the border as a means of demarcating boundaries of identity, power and resources in an age of global capital flows, migrant labour forces, and environmental destruction that does not stop at abstract lines on a map. Masks drawn from sources as diverse as Romanian folklore and riot police spit masks, combined with props suggesting checkpoints and rafts, invert the hierarchies of border guards and asylum seekers, refugees in boats and Brexit flotillas. The installation leads the viewer through a physical, concrete checkpoint to a military tent/post, where they can see a short narrative film about the bio-political control of a plague village.

Exhibition featuring installation and five videos
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