Black Sea Files

Ursula Biemann (CH 2005, 43:51 min)

In this video, Biemann sees Black Sea as not merely a geographical location but a geo-political space in which transnational oil corporations exert an invisible, yet detrimental power on the lives of local narratives surviving on the off-road sites that are located nearby pipeline terminals. In the invisible presence of underground pipelines that cross borders, I like the way Biemann draws our attention to the material impact of the division of spaces for economic purposes on their local narratives from displaced farmers to refugees to prostitutes. 

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