Messages from Paradise - About the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere

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Messages from Paradise - About the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere – A video-trilogy by Daniela Swarowsky

  • 3 Oct 2010 — 8 Oct 2010
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various venues


In a village in Egypt, young men dream of migrating to Europe. In Vienna, Egyptian migrants long to go back home. Paradise, both sides of this dialogue tell, is always elsewhere. And perhaps happiness lies not in making old dreams come true, but in finding new ones. Messages from Paradise #2 continues the story to Morocco and the Netherlands. Both the first and second film will be presented at 3 London screenings.

Daniela Swarowsky is an Austrian artist and cultural producer living and working in Rotterdam and Berlin. Since 2003, she has been focusing on migration in a range of art-, film- and video projects. 

Messages from Paradise#1, Egypt:Austria (44') collaboration with Samuli Schielke
Messages from Paradise#2, Morocco:Netherlands
 (30', work in progress) 

Followed by a director’s Q&A with Daniela Swarowsky:


Sunday 3 October, 6pm
Basement of Scooter Cafe; 132 Lower Marsh/Southwark, SE1 7AE; Free

Thursday 7 October, 7-9pm
Centre for Possible Studies; 64 Seymour Street, W1H 5BW; ; Free

Friday 8 October, 5:30-7:30pm
Goldsmiths, Screen 1, Media Research Building, Media & Communications Department; Lewisham Way/New Cross, SE14 6NW;; Free