2007, 04:20 minutes, Colour, silent
Packing/ Unpacking 2007 is a 4 minute video that accompanies the Moko Jumbie Dance installation for Nuit Blanche in 2007. This video supports the idea embodied in the larger installation which replicated a maze and had 3 videos, a website and other interactive elements that brought the ‘stranger’ in. The Moko Jumbie Dance installation engaged with the theory of hospitality as defined by Derrida – where hospitality meant the inviting in and welcoming of the stranger (into your home or land or country) and he also identified the etymology of the work to derive from meanings of the ‘stranger’, ‘guest’ and ‘power’. So this video engages with these three terms where the stranger can only be welcomed as a guest after leaving much of their identity/ culture behind at the border.
(PDF) Jacques Derrida's philosophy of hospitality. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258283240_Jacques_Derrida%27s_philosophy_of_hospitality[accessed Oct 12 2018].
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