press release

“Dead Satellites” is an expression defined by Shahram Entekhabi for a certain culture within the migrant scene. In an astro-scientifical context, the term dead satelittes stands for satelittes that are out of service, but still circling around the earth without destination. The title refers to those people, who left their home countries and practice certain cultural traditions in an exaggerated way. By this, the traditions lose their origins and are unveiled in a way of total hypertrophy. This exaggeration mixes up with a deep feeling of discomfort and mistrust against the host country. As result there are dead satelittes, rootless, in two ways: they are without any context to their home countries and live in a partly self-decided, partly forced isolation additionally to their situation in the new country.

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Shahram Entekhabi
Dead Sattelittes
Kurator: Malin Barth