Non permanent residence – GO! 2025 Nova Gorica – Gorizia ECC

The project is aimed at us, European citizens, who have not yet experienced war in the flesh. We will create a sensorial theatre installation dedicated to border crossings. We will recreate the experience of a person travelling without a “real” passport, without a homeland, friends and relatives, the experience of many people migrating to European cities. Visitors will be able to engage with multi-sensory perception and intercultural content, they will have a wide variety of sensory and emotional experiences.

The project is aimed at us, European citizens, who have not yet experienced war in the flesh. We will create a sensorial theatre installation dedicated to border crossings. We will recreate the experience of a person travelling without a “real” passport, without a homeland, friends and relatives, and the experience of many people migrating to European cities. Visitors will be able to engage with multi-sensory perception and intercultural content, they will have a wide variety of sensory and emotional experiences.

Based on the analysis and collection of data – testimonies of migrants in Slovenia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece and elsewhere, as well as testimonies from the Black Book – we will select from documentary sources the most common physically, psychologically and intellectually taxing, unpleasant or even traumatic experiences of migrants on the move, as well as good experiences, the pinnacles of human kindness at borders. From their testimonies, we will create an experience for us, inexperienced European citizens, who read about migrant issues in the media. We will create a realistic experience that will deepen our understanding of the situation from the migrant’s point of view. The human brain remembers experiences more than information, so we believe that by watching news reports, reading news and watching videos we can achieve a certain short-term impression on us as European citizens. But only direct experience will stick in our consciousness for a long time; it may even be unforgettable.