nicht anfang und nicht ende (neither beginning nor end)—a multimedia-project about migration within Europe (work-in-progress since 2016/17)
Although the phenomenon of migration is as old as humankind itself, these days many Europeans seem to consider it a threat. My project visualizes migration within Europe, the wanderings of the European people themselves. nicht anfang und nicht ende thematizes diverse facets of those very wanderings—and thereby the diversity of the continent itself. This hybrid project, consisting of photography, video and text, approaches the topic by way of the continent’s geographical extreme-points: Lapland (North), where the Sami, the indigenous people of Scandinavia, migrate through the tundra with their reindeer-herds. The life of a German drifter on Crete (South); a Roma-clan in Portugal (West) and work-related migration from Romania (East) westwards.
See below excerpts from the chapters Romania and Crete. There is an artist-book (32 pages, newsprint-format) available for download here (PDF).