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TERESA MARGOLLES
La Casa, 2012
12 channel video installation (flat screen or monitor), color, sound, each between 4-7 min, loop
Ed. of 3 + 1 AP

Exhibition view: “Track”, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium, 2012
Photo: Dirk Pauwels

Margolles created a film project using stories from specific housing contexts in Mexico and Ghent. She interviewed Mexicans who for various reasons had to leave their homes. She juxtaposed this with moments from the lives of several residnet of the Rabot tower-block in Ghent, who will also have to leave their flats. These Rabot towers are soon to be demolished to make way for new social housing. Being forced to move brings a great many worries and emotions with it. Margolles portrays what 'home' may mean to an individual or a community and how people identify with the house they live in.

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