Tree of Life passing by


Thursday Thu 23.06.202223.06.2221:00Stadtkino Basel

Images don’t show. They represent. They evoke. They are fragments, reflections, shadows, spirits giving a sign. 


tree of life passing by points to missed possibilities, neglected paths, blind spots that obscure our vision. We stand here with the confidence of the well-off, with the privilege of a distant view as the grandeur of universal axis, universal justice casually passes by. 


When a large tree moves, slides, walks, it looks magnificent. Its trunk creaks. Its brunches sway. It is paralyzing to observe this movement in real life. It is also confusing, unsettling, delirious. And finally, when rationality comes to mind, the tree has gone, emptiness remains; this feeling, that something was here and no longer is. But what was it? Was it just a tree? 


Here, in this video installation, you see a reflection of this real act, a casual glimpse of the “tree of life passing by.” It is a momentary encounter, an acknowledgement and a farewell.


I dedicate this work to the victims of today’s evil, the destructive arrogance of racism, which has gained power unnoticed. But has it actually gone unnoticed? Have the cries sounded from too far away? What was it that obscured the vision?

(Salomé Jashi)


21:00 to 22:00

With Apéro

Free entrance