Samson Ogiamien (N)


What does a person do with the time that he doesn’t in fact have? The Nigerian artist Samson is an asylum seeker in Graz. His case has not yet been closed, but the position is already quite plainly hopeless. The artist reacts in the only manner that is open to him: He creates a sculpture that he sends out on a search for a home with La Strada. The intention is to ask questions such as: How long do I have to stay to become part of society? The "Town Crier" is in metal, while the new sculpture is in concrete. Concrete wants to stay, Samson wants to stay, and one of the two at least will succeed.

A La Strada coproduction