Speech mayor Femke Halsema on digital commemoration Jom Hasjoa
door Femke Halsema
Homeless Quarantine’ is a series of graphics made in collaboration with refugees Mohamed Tom, Elhadi, Sami, Suleiman, Mahmud and Araby. These stories in the form of graphics create an image of how these homeless refugees in limbo are experiencing the Corona crisis. The visual stories show how the men fill in the days, how they spend their nights in the night shelter, how they deal with fear of the virus, how they experience not having a home, how they relate to the assistance they receive, how they deal with the lack of future prospects and how contact with the family in the homeland continues. These intimate, personal graphics are confrontational, rich in contrast, painful, funny and real. They will provide the audience with an insight into a world that is usually hidden from them. They make it clear that going into quarantine is a privilege. Also in our country. We want to confront the audience with the human emotions that Mohammed Tom, Elhadi, Sami and Araby experience, so that the audience can identify with these men who are so vulnerable but also full of life force. Hopefully the visual reports will contribute to a better understanding of refugees in limbo and create a public debate about offering security to those in the most precarious positions in our society.
door We Sell Reality
A ‘clinckdicht’ with corona: Sounds, clarifies, sonar, sonnet