Horizon of Exile (2007)
Isabel Rocamora (Spain, 1968) is one of the three famous artists of the Hispanic world to close “Tedium” programme together with Teresa Serrano (Mexico, 1936) and Miralda (Spain, 1955). It may seem that this is a purely linguistic community. Still, the works of those artists brought together offer a journey from the inside to the outside through interiorization of the space around.
“Horizon of Exile” (2007), the first work of the day, shares stories of women refugees of the Middle East deprived of their space and an opportunity to come back to their home countries. It is the dance that becomes a key expressive means in this artwork. The dance is perceived as a form of reinterpretation of the space around and within. It appears to be a way of bringing back one’s own identity and (her) story. Looking directly into the camera, the heroines are meeting The Other who is no more to define them.