Special Exhibition

An exhibition by students of École Supérieure d'Art Pays Basque (Bayonne-Biarritz, France) and the class of Film and Moving Image of the School of Art and Design, Kassel.

At the end of 2019, students from Kunsthochschule Kassel and École Supérieure d'Art Pays Basque (Bayonne-Biarritz, France) started a collaborative project. Their goal was to reflect on the concept of borders. A point of departure for their thinking was the ever present friction in the history of territories and topographies, in historical and contemporary narratives of Europe, between atlases and landscapes, centers and peripheries, across borders and their transgression, as well as in translations between different languages (French, German, Spanish, Basque and the Hessian dialect). They explored political, geographical and linguistic borders, but also our experience of borders as sensory, psychological, ontological and – above all – malleable. 

38. Kasseler Dokfest | Débordements Überläufe

As part of the Kassel Dokfest, the results of this long-term collaboration and the projects designed and developed by French and German students was presented in a joint exhibition at ruruHaus. Following this, the exhibition was also shown in January 2022 as part of the FIPADOC – International Documentary Festival in Biarritz.

The partnership between the Kunsthochschule Kassel and ESAPB was made possible through the support of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, the Representation of the State of Hesse in the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, HessenFilm und Medien GmbH, the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Kassel Dokfest, FIPADOC - International Documentary Festival, Biarritz and CROUS Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

It is supported by ruruHaus/documenta fifteen.

Involved in the project are: Jonas Albrecht, Clarisse Alemany, Valentine Arcuset, Charlotte Botta, Charlotte Bouchon, Jan Emde, Hanna Haak, Julia Hacini, Alix Kokula, Ortzi Laborde, Amélie Lamude, Rosa Langer, Nour Asran Mahmoud, Arthur Marie, Célia Martin, Louise Mattiolo, Franziska Pappert, Jurijn Rondé, Lola Savary, Ebony Schneeweiß, Tamsir Soumaré, Célia Superbielle, Sonja Wassermann, Marie Werthschulte, Jia You

Educational and artistic supervision: Sara Millot (École Supérieure d'Art Pays Basque), Anna Berger, Jan Peters (Kunsthochschule Kassel).