μicro Competition
24.04.02

Railway Memories

by Emilia Bouriti , Greece, 2021, 8’

Α unique connection between the Railway Lines and the history of the Pontians is recorded in the artwork “Railway Memories” by Emilia Bouriti. The artist collaborates with the Pontian Community of Aspropyrgos, capturing the collective memory and migrating individually concept. Pontian women unfold stories of their violent displacement from the Caucasus in 1949 through the vast Soviet railway network, to Aspropyrgos where they ended up. The railway lines of the freight station are imagined by the artist as neurons of a body that endures, holds and transmits individual and collective memories. Ιn collaboration with the Municipality of Aspropyrgos.

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