30.06.2022 29.07.2022

Renegotiations in Self-Determination: Being In-Between

The project Renegotiations in Self-Determination: Being In-Between aims on contextualising the impact of colonialism and globalisation in portraying the “state-of-being” of (undocumented) Oversea Filipino Workers in Barcelona, the paradox process of constructing intimacy, the alienation from the self as a consequence of capitalistic fetishisms of endless growth and optimised production mechanisms.

Narratives of individuals accepting deprivation for the sake of economic improvement and delusive abundance. Their migration experience shapes and fragments their “identity”, self-determination and self-construction, which elevates the importance of their (des)integration in society in the format of coexistence, cooperation and collaboration.

The different works that comprise the show are based on the analysis of historiographical references and a series of encounters with Filipino workers, cultural agents and institutions.