00:06:08, single channel video with sound
Two activities core to the immigrant experience are waiting, and proving legal status. In the face of adversities the immigrant life is suspended in a stagnant yet uncertain condition. The strategy that seems to work most effectively in such circumstances is that of defiant acceptance. This is different from civil disobedience, as the immigrant, unlike a citizen, has no civic value. Evolving from biographical contexts the Immigrant Strategy attempts to simulate a generic method for individual empowerment against adversities. This ‘single-shot’ video piece was produced at the Roehampton University, London.