Beatriz Mejia Krumbein Mi Tiempo, Mein Raum, My Map


In “ Mi Tiempo, Mein Raum, My Map My Map” Beatriz Mejia-Krumbien,uses the names of each person she recalls from Colombia, Mexico, Germany and the US as the basis of performance that integrates drawings, video, dance and song. She reflects on what Susan Ossman calls the “poetics of attachment.”

From the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop, First Meeting, Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, California, May 2013.

The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop draws together artists, musicians, actors and creative writers to explore the experience of serial migration. As the workshop moves across the world our artworks evolve in galleries, public squares, museums and theaters. This process of creation recalls the way we ourselves have developed as we have settled in one country after another.

Do people whose lives include several countries loose all sense of belonging ? Do they feel uprooted or do each of their homes become a part of them? Can a life story be told in several languages at once? How are serial migrants different from cosmopolitans, immigrants or global nomads? We take Susan Ossman’s Moving Matters, Paths of Serial Migration on these subjects as a stepping off point for our collaboration.