6th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey, (FIVAC), Camagüey, Cuba (2015)
6th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt (2014)
Two activities core to the immigrant experience are waiting, and proving legal status. In the face of adversities the immigrant life is suspended in a stagnant yet uncertain condition. The strategy that seems to work most effectively in such circumstances is that of defiant acceptance. This is different from civil disobedience, as the immigrant, unlike a citizen, has no civic value. . Evolving from biographical contexts the Immigrant Strategy attempts to simulate a generic method for individual empowerment against adversities. This ‘single-shot’ video piece was produced at the Roehampton University, London.