Intermedia Art

New Media, Sound and Performance

X-Mission  January 2009 - 2010

Ursula Biemann

X-Mission still Ursula Biemann 2008
Still frame from X-Mission © Ursula Biemann 2008

Ursula Biemann is a Swiss artist, theorist and curator who has produced a considerable body of work on migration, mobility, technology and gender. Her experimental video essays connect theory, politics and on-the-ground cultural practices; focussing on the gendered dimension of migrant labour and the geopolitics of mobility and location.

X-Mission is a piece of video research on the extra-territorial status of Palestinian camps and the refugees who inhabit them.

Follow the yellow links to the right, above to view short episodes from the full-length film, X-Mission with additional text annotations by the artist

Episodes One - Four

1. Outlaws and paradigm shifter / 2. There is a clause in the statue / 3. They hear things collapsing / 4. Normally such a story would pass unnoticed

Episodes Five - Seven

5. Already at the time / 6. Uncle Hassan lives in Toledo, Ohio / 7. Someone who used to have many acres of land