Thursday, July 12, 2012



Rephrasing a memory
In my project I’m inspired by my grandmothers sea travels from Indonesia to Holland. She was born in The Netherlands and returned to Indonesia where her parents originally came from. At the age of 7 until she was 28, she continually travelled by sea with the boot until she decided to migrate to The Netherlands with her two sons when she was 28.  Since she was at the age of 28 she stayed in The Netherlands and never wanted to return to any southern country because of the cockroaches.
When I will arrive in Buenos Aires I will be 28 as well and want to work with all the details of her sea travels. In one way I will try to construct these memories with the help of people I meet in La Paternal. With the help of geographical coordinates I will try to create a route that corresponds with the sea travels of my grandmother in the neighbourhood of La Paternal.
In another way I want to find people who are willing to share there memories of migration in their family with me. First I would like to make several interviews with people about those memories. After these interviews I would work on the constructions of these memories in a visual way with the help of photography and moving image.
I would be extremely happy to collaborate with people who are willing to share their memories and work on this project.
Many regards,

Sarojini Lewis

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