The exhibition features photograhs from an ongoing project that local photographer Senayt S. has been working on titled Interior Exterior 2007-2014 and from her archive titled Between Worlds, 2003.
Between worlds is biographical photographic project of Ethiopians and Eritreans who have come to Europe for various reasons. It features a series of close up portraits of friends, family members and strangers of the Diaspora.
Drawing from personal experience Between Worlds examines the idea of being caught between two familiar places without having the ability to reach either destination. It explores identity in transition, reconstruction and displacement. It investigates the gap between the realistic experience and the unrealistic ideals we face as immigrants.
For this project they share stories about their past, present and their views on identity, displacement and the difficulties they face in their new home.
Interior Exterior 2007-2014 features images of ancient olive trees, in Puglia, Italy. For many years Senayt traveled to the countryside of Puglia, Italy and documented many of the ancient olive trees that grace the land. These images explore the trees in their many symbols and as a graphic form depicting the interior and exterior parts of the trees. It represents the continuous journey we take as human beings and the olive trees as a sign of peace and hope.
Rooted & Uprooted provides an insight into some of the volatile, fragile and indirect journey we take as human beings and the olive tree as a symbol of immortal being. It explores the notion of memory, displacement and mortality through a photographic medium. These combination of people and olive tree images, signify the connection between people and their past as well as their future.
4th October till 2nd November
Fenêtre sur Cadre, Rue Joseph-Girard 10 – CH 1227 Carouge