“In the past, ore mining brought jobs to the Styrian community of Vordernberg; today, hope rests on the planned detention center for asylum seekers – an EU model project announced as an architectural competition under the banner of human dignity and recent regional economic reinvigoration. The building is meant to reexamine the theme of immigration, which means, its structural arrangement should ensure the most pronounced scope for action of those interned; it should change society. In Juri Schaden’s film, images of (architectural) designs for a building are superimposed over designs for a society. Ambivalent perspectives on security, freedom and the condition of being held back or constrained collide.” (Sebastian Höglinger)

Juri Schaden, AT 2013, 22 min