A Thought of Uprising – The house

‘Soiree Suisse’ à la Cité International des Arts Paris

A Thought of Uprising
Audiotext 9′, Videostill, Projection, 2011/2015

A Thought of Uprising - The House VIn this work Nicole Biermaier reinterprets the self-conducted interview with a Palestinian woman. She reproduces her memories of the story the woman told, who tried to enter the country of origin of her parents. In the audio text, a house represents a universal topic. Detached from the context of the Israel Palestine conflict, it generally stands for an individual’s origin or belonging. The detailled descriptions of the protection of the home are contrasts to the gloomy undertone of the conversation. But exactly these two opposite poles define the need and the search for a homeland associated with it. The audience observes a space that does not have a clear location. A space that could be anywhere and in which the form of an interrogation blends with a staging of an inner world.