Le Bateau Fantôme - Navigating Invisible Border Space - PhMuseum

Le Bateau Fantôme - Navigating Invisible Border Space

Emilio Nasser

2019 - Ongoing

“People would spend days and nights at the lake margins, longing to see the magical ship and have their desires met…”.[1]

 “A place where I love and I am loved, where I have my dignity…where I do not get fear, where I am happy and I can be crazy”.[2]

By retelling an ancient Swiss legend, this documentary project departs from our human longing for a better place. On Lake Leman in Geneva, there sails a boat that, if you are lucky enough to see, will grant you a wish. This imaginary desire serves as a starting point to talk about the longing for what we consider ‘home’. The story follows the traces of a self-organised school that roams around Zurich in search of a permanent space and listens to the wisdom shared by the school’s interconnected multiple voices. 


[1]Quote from the legend. Katharina Morello, Meine Schweizer Märchen ['My Swiss fairy tales'] Breitschopf Verlag.

[2]Sentence written by Bah on his hat.

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