26.05.2023 > 27.08.2023
curated by Nicole Schweizer
MCBA - Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Drawing on rituals such as dances, processions and games, Emily Jacir’s film installation for the MCBA traces how space, community and memory can be reclaimed.
The works of Emily Jacir draw on archival and historical research as much as subjective or biographical narratives. They unearth and lend form to histories that have been silenced, focusing mainly on exchange, translation, resistance, and movement. For her intervention in the Project Space, Emily Jacir presents a large cinematic installation comprising new and archival footage addressing questions of visibility and invisibility, proximity and distance, hospitality and exclusion, exploring specific migration policies and their consequences on individuals and communities.