HOW DID THE CAMELS' SHADOWS MAKE IT TO AMSTERDAM?

Video Installation 

 

Once upon a time and place
Camels had a land and a base

Three Camels, Or Maybe More...

Took on a journey through land and sea. 

 


A traveling story in three chapters
Adaptation - Integration - Assimilation

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Last year, while on my way to work, I just came across the shadows of three Arabian camels (dromedaries). As a newcomer to the city, still slowly getting used to the culture and the weather, I wondered: how do these camels get to Amsterdam? Why were only their shadows left behind? Have they become accustomed to the climate? Did they manage to integrate? What language do they speak now? And how do they pay the high rent?

 

The Work was shown at Over Het JI 2012, as part of the Zeecontainer Program. 

 https://overhetij.nl/pagina/dina-a-mohamed-how-did-the-camels-shadows-make-it-to-amsterdam.

 Images by @Moon Saris; Courtesy of Over Het IJ