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20.4.2020 | 11th Berlin Biennale on Instagram

exp. 3: fleeting geographies

Seven days with political geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah

Different modes of storytelling, solidarity, and resistance have been evolving in the digital realm for some time. In a poetic stream of images and texts, Sinthujan Varatharajah explores issues of forced displacement, statelessness, and spatial inequalities, particularly those of Eelam Tamil people. His Instagram account is a living archive in itself. For exp. 3, he has transformed this archive to inhabit a physical space for the first time, placing these forgotten stories on the map of Berlin. As the space remains closed due to Covid-19, Sinthujan Varatharajah invites you to join him at the (empty) space through our Instagram channel. On seven successive days and in different formats, he will animate these hidden histories, merging the physical and the digital space.