Het Grote Wachten / The Waiting
The asylum seeker -often a refugee – is a waiter. The barriers which he has to overcome are becoming higher and the cracks of the entrance door are getting smaller and smaller. This narrow entrance provides a view of a better life and helps to keep the asylum seeker willing to wait. He can not (and is not allowed)
do anything else. Often the option of going back to his home country closed, waiting is the only option.
This work is my graduation project (BFA). The photos are portraits of refugees.
The 4 short movies’ aim is to translate this feeling of waiting into images.
This project has been awarded with Stroom prize for Up and Coming Artists.
Het Grote Wachten No.1
Het Grote Wachten No.2
Het Grote Wachten No.3
Het Grote Wachten No.4
Ronal Hanina from Irak, 26 years, student, 10 months of waiting in the Netherlands
from Bosnia, aprox. 45 years, 3 years
Hadia Avdullah and M. El Hadi Osman from Sudan, 56 and 66 years,
mother and mechanical engineer, 5 years
mr. Dalai and Adja Dalai from Mongolia, 38 and 5 years old, 4 years
Ali Achmed and Yassin from Sudan, 45 and 5 years, agricultural scientist, 5 years
Li, ‘baboesjka and zeboesjka’ from Vietnam and Armenia. All in their 70’s
Li is waiting for 4 years, granny and grandpa for 5 years.
Muhanad Mohamaden from Sudan, 14 years, high school student, 4 years
Tamara Ibragimeova from Kirgiezië, 3 years
exhibition view of the Stroom-price winners at
exhibition view of the graduation show