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ALIEN is a growing collection of films, documentaries and videos by various international artists and filmmakers. Their extremely diverse work deals with the complex issue of migration and related phenomena. They reflect on aspects and effects of globalization, the flow of goods, capital and labor; They question political and cultural notions of borders and nationality, and address the view on "the other".

The program is a personal selection of works of artists and film makers examining these issues. It is to be understood as work in progress which aims to raise awareness and discussion as the issue of migration with all its political and social aspects - immigrant experiences, racism and prejudices against foreigners, work/labor exploitation - has become more urgent through recent political events: the rise of right wing governments, the increased influence of nationalist parties and the discussion of new immigration policies in Europe and the US.

alien: "non citizen; foreigner; one who is unacquainted with local people and customs; strange, not natural; etxraterrestial"

ALIEN Austrian Cultural Forum, Rome (6/4-6/30/2002)
ALIEN2 Swiss Institute for Contemporary Art, New York (9/24-10/26/2002)
ALIEN3 W139, exhibition space, Amsterdam (2/14-3/14/2004)
ALIEN4 Minority Report, Aarhus (9/25-10/24/2004)
ALIEN5 Flacc, Genk, Belgium (6/27-10/10/2004)


Corviale images: top 3: ALIEN3, W139 hosted by Skor, Amsterdam; bottom3: ALIEN4, Minority Report, Aarhus