Florian Schwarz — IMAGINE

IMAGINE investigates the issue of statelessness. In collaboration with an NGO, the artist was able to get in contact with people who have no officially recognized nationality. He spoke with them about their everyday lives, their experiences with statelessness, and portrayed them – resulting in an extraordinary symbiosis between image and text, between art and society. Immersing into the lifeworlds of stateless people, IMAGINE shines a light on this many-faceted issue that is hardly considered in public discourse; that, however, at its core addresses fundamental questions about human rights and integration, the quest and longing for a life lived in dignity and self-determination.