Droit du Sang (blood right)
24 April – 10 June 2018
Opening on 24 April, 7pm, with a screening and artist talk at 8pm
(Schaufenster am Hofgarten)
Lydia Ourahmane’s Droit du Sang (Blood Right) confronts citizenship and identity through bureaucratic procedures. The project records the process of claiming French citizenship by right of blood, as her grandfather and father were born prior to Algerian independence. Over the course of the exhibition, formal paperwork will accumulate as she moves through the systems necessary to obtain a French passport.
The work serves as an urgent model, by making visible the complex protocols, regulations, and formalities of this endeavor, and exposing the cultural and administrative values inherent in this process.