- PhMuseum Days 2021 Open Call
Dates2019 - Ongoing
On Lake Geneva in Switzerland, there is a mystical legend at the margins. This local story tells of a miraculous boat that appears some nights on the lake and if you are lucky enough to see that magical ship, your wishes may come true.
This is the starting point to talk about the desire and longing for a place to call home, in the complex Swiss migration regime, European borders and their policies of illegality and invisibility.
Through the appropriation and re-signification of the Phantom Ship folktale. By working actively with the Autonomous School of Zürich community, as well as other organizations linked to the anti-racial struggle and the civil rights of migrants. The Phantom Ship ongoing project focuses on navigating contemporary migration issues by exploring the limits of documentary photography, activism, discussion, participation of the collectives involved, fantasy and the imagination possibilities in the construction of new narratives. Combining different tools such as photography, interviews, drawings, video and paper boat masks.
The school, the people who participate in it, asylum seekers, people with and without ID, my migrant story, as well as other species on this planet, is a story marked by the search, whishes and long for a place we would call home.