The Boat is Full by Markus Imhoof

Sunday, 04.02.2018 – Sunday, 11.02.2018


The Boat is Full by Markus Imhoof
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A group of refugees who have been thrown together by chance managed to secretly cross the border into Switzerland during the last war. None of them knew that this refuge was deceptive, since refugees “only for racial reasons” had no right to asylum and the borders had been closed to foreigners for some time. Halfheartedly accepted by Swiss citizens and half betrayed, the refugees are prepared to give themselves up in order to save their skins. They join together to form a grotesque family in order to fulfill the requirements of the Immigration Office for exceptions to the rules. The act lasts only for a short, deceptive period before the homeland reasserts itself and the homeless pay with their lives. At the time of the action, I was one year old. I never heard anything about it at school – only the contrary.

Shown at Jurong Regional Library on 5 February 2018 at 6pm 

Location: Jurong Regional Library, Singapore