Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

My immigrant plight or the question of 49/51

Anna Dorrington

Abstract


I have decided to approach this essay from a personal point of view. Would it help to read up about how other people did it, what were their coping mechanisms? Would it help if I could quote the statistics of how many elderly people emigrate back to their country of origin. Maybe, I say, but I am not in the business of statistics or politics. I am driven by emotions and my way of making sense of those is through my art practise. In fact, I tend to stay away from artists that line up too much with my work. The German artist Martin Honert comes to mind, but I will not look at more of his art, I want to find my own way within myself

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