We are all going home, 2019
We are all going home is an immersive installation which is the result of a commission that Aline d’Auria received from the city of Chiasso, a frontier town in the canton of Ticino, in order to take a new look at its residents who have immigrated from Eastern Europe. The first part of this work presents a series of photographs of the people who participated in the project. The second part is a video installation showing people in perpetual movement, at different moments and in different directions, in images at odds with some representations of migration. The third part allows viewers to stretch out in a dark room with a dream-like atmosphere and immerse themselves in the sound of lullabies from Eastern Europe. By bringing together various elements, the installation We are all going home raises questions about the feeling of belonging, both physical and spiritual, and opens new perspectives on the representation of “home”.
Aline d’Auria (CH), born in 1982 in Switzerland, lives and works in Chiasso. She studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and holds a degree as designer in Visual Communication with specialisation in video from the HEAD – Geneva. Her work has been exhibited in numerous Swiss venues, such as the Biennale dell’Immagine in Chiasso and the Mudac in Lausanne. She is the recipient of several awards from film festivals.