Within the past few of years, Europe has seen mass human migrations, due to chaos and civil wars all across northern Africa and the Middle-Eastern countries – Syria especially. Staring Quietly At The Backwash is a sensorial take on analyzing the crisis we are currently witnessing in Europe, where thousands of refugees are trying to cross the Mediterranean sea; a proposition for a different read into the matter, offering different degrees of perception. There should be a feeling of uneasiness coming from being mislead by the imagery, echoing with the news in various media, equally as misleading. This is a forced encounter of perception, imagination and reality. Here the viewer is asked to give more depth to his reflexion, and further dimension to his perception, to analyze the information he is given instead of judging it hastily.

 

Athens Photo Festival 2017
Main Programme

[Role Play]

Ina Lounguine (UA/FR)
Staring Quietly At The Backwash

Opening: Wednesday 14 June, 2017
Duration: 14 June – 30 July, 2017

Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00-21:00, Thursday: 11:00-23:00,
Friday-Sunday: 11:00-21:00