Untold Stories, Shared History
Frigiti Tori, which translated from Surinam means forgotten stories, is a collaboration with the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Homing developed a series of workshops that integrate the structure of gaming in the forgotten stories of the first generation elderly Surinam in the Netherlands. The four essential parts are: Selection, Specific, Refinement and Respective.
Framer Framed facilitates the workshops and presentation together with Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten.
Muriël at home in her living room in Paramaribo in the 1960s. The photo was taken during a birthday party with her family. Her younger sister is in the picture to her left. The photo was taken a few years before she left for the Netherlands as a student.
Muriël visits one of her younger sisters in the Surinamese district of Wanica in the 1990s. At that time Muriel has been living in the Netherlands for a few years already.
From the sofa, Muriël tells her story in which she left Suriname alone to live as a student in the Netherlands. She explains to us how she had to get used to living in a foreign country as a teenager where she knew hardly anyone.
Muriël enjoys the sunshine from her current home in Amsterdam East.