The language of the announcement corresponds to the language of the event
(Die Sprache der Ankündigung entspricht der Sprache der Veranstaltung)
One buys a bed, lays down a carpet, unzips the suitcase, hangs a clock, and eventually opens the window to the street, which from then on will be called “my street.” With few variations and much more minutiae, the immigrant begins the process of settling into the new home. This new home will be tasked with providing shelter and protection. It is where the most intimate aspects of life will take place: dreaming, remembering, and narrating.
Emphasizing the complexities of this immigrant experience, in The Migration of Djinn – Chapter One: Codes of Conduct, Btihal Remli (b. 1987, Germany) works with intimate spaces and rituals. She combines images of domestic, private space and handwritten text to scrutinize the belief in djinn in the Maghreb-Muslim communities of Germany.
Text: Sumeja Tulic
Artist: Btihal Remli