The Hours That Hold the Forms

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    Lina Selander

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    video / experimental video

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An arrangement of images from the Spanish-French border town of Portbou, where the philosopher Walter Benjamin ended his life. These visual motifs are accompanied by a single voice relaying the experiences of political refugees. Like the images, the stories are fragmentary and impressionistic within the total composition. The title is taken from a quotation from Benjamin's One-Way Street, and continues: "have passed in the house of dreams".

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