NATALIA, TURN THE LIGHT ON
Kunstraum Lakeside, Austria [2015]

The project focuses on making visible the undocumented services performed by migrants, many of them unregistered aliens working for low pay in European households. Calorie counters are used to symbolically store the energy expended by the illegal housekeeper and use it to turn on the light in the exhibition space. The light thus only works through migrant labor, and as soon as they stop working, darkness reigns.

Artist: Ioana Paun
Curators: Nora Leitgeb, Hemma Schmutz
Coders: Grig Burloiu, Teodor Stoenescu

Funded by the European Union. Co-production between Bologna University, Alpen Adria
University, Athena - Research and Innovation Center, Biografilm Festival.
Part of Performigrations - People are the territory

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