Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Raed Yassin, LB

Raed Yassin, Immigration Forecast, 2010 © Manifesta 8/Raed Yassin

Video installation at La7 TV, Internet Platform NO TYPICAL TV, Molinos del Río-Caballerizas in Murcia and Prisión de San Antón in Cartagena

This project by Lebanese artist Raed Yassin consisted of a series of short films dealing with issues of illegal immigration from the Arab world to Europe. Using the format of a weather report, it delivered news on the latest attempts of immigrants to enter European territory. Highlighting true stories, the report showed both the inadvertent humour of these attempts and the consequences of getting caught.