Adnan Softić: Waves from ships with goods and fabrics from all over the world crash into the Bibby Challenge, 2018
Music: Nika Son; video editing und post production: Nina Softić; sound mixing and recording: Daniel Dominguez Teruel; voices: Sachiko Hara, Adnan Softić, Bettina Stucky, Ilhana Verem; assistance: Nursima Nas; photo archive: Marily Stroux
Installation; 8 audio channels, 2 video channels, 3D print, carpet, photographs
Courtesy the artist
Waves from ships with goods and fabrics from all over the world crash into the Bibby Challenge, 2018
We hear voices and we see images. People remember and we become witnesses of their memories. And while we become witnesses, we remember ourselves – maybe. It is not possible to share all memories, but there are links. There’s the ship, there’s the sea. There’s the container. The living space is rather limited, with just 10-12 square meters for four people. Fates of war, fates of escape. Perhaps the experience on board the ‘Bibby Challenge’ was not much different from that on Noah’s Ark, both being ships with a grotesque belly. The form follows the function: to accommodate as much life as possible. The ‘Bibby Challenge’ doesn’t really sail, but rather floats. On the one hand, the ship is part of the city, on the other, it is an almost autonomous form of organization remote from time and space.