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Absent Images

Op Locatie - Performance, Other
 

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Absent Images - Gent

 

 

 

 

Info about Absent Images

Absent Images is a project that spreads via public canvasses in the city and throughout the country. Billboard panels, advertising spaces, empty walls or windows, they all become carriers of a political message. The message is written in a language that is not understood by most of the people in this country. It’s the language of most of the people who fled their home country. The text wants to welcome them in their own language, and is an apology for the way this welcome happened so far.

We apologize for not treating all humans equally.

The questioning concerning the refugee-crisis is complex, but what is sure is that the political answer at this instance is insufficient, inept and in some cases inhuman. But what about our own politics? How do “we” - people who live here, with or without papers- relate to these newcomers? How do we let ourselves be influenced by media and politics?

We apologize for not speaking up.

 

 

 

Download & print the poster(s)

HELP SPREADING this message. Make your own print and put it on your window, door, car or create your own billboard or banner.

Text avalailable in Arabic, Pashto, Farsi, Kurdish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, English...

Download and print the poster HERE

 

 

Open call - questions - contact

Questions or comments?
Do you want to contribute your own apology?
Do you want to translate the text in your own language?

Contact via Facebook or absentimages2016@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

Credits


A project by Sarah Vanhee

Production: Vooruit & Manyone

In collaboration with: Courtisane, Tumult Gent & CAMPO

Special thanks to: Arabic Translations Belgium bvba, Nellie Ivanova, Amjad Ali Shah, Tibor Moco, Matthieu Goeury, Safiye Ergurbuz, Hand-in- Hand Gent, Victoria Deluxe, Kurdish Institute Brussels

Thanks to: Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Chris Bens, Katrien Reist, Marika Ingels, and all individuals and organisations who share and spread Absent Images.

www.absentimages.be

 

 

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Credits

 

Production: Vooruit & Manyone
In collaboration with: Courtisane, Tumult Gent & CAMPO
Special thanks to: Arabic Translations Belgium bvba, Nellie Ivanova, Amjad Ali Shah, Tibor Moco, Matthieu Goeury, Safiye Ergurbuz, Hand-in-Hand Gent, Victoria Deluxe, Kurdish Institute Brussels
Thanks to: Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, Chris Bens, Katrien Reist, Marika Ingels, and all individuals and organisations who share and spread Absent Images.