u19 - Create Your World

Bin Baum mit 2 Stämmen

Price: Auszeichnung - Award of Distinction

School - Name der Institution
Radio Poly, PTS3


Cyberarts 2012 - International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica 2012

We – a group of young people whose mother tongue is not German – created Bin Baum mit 2 Stämmen (I’m a Tree with Two Trunks) after intensively exploring our origins and the consequences within the framework of a show at RadioPoly.

Our starting point was an interview that our project leader, Helmut Hostnig, had brought back in the form of an audio brief from Tetovo in Macedonia. In it two young Albanians, who had spent a great deal of time in Austria, complain that they don’t really feel at home in their country of origin anymore. That reminded us that we also have two hearts beating in us: one for the country that we or our parents came from, and the other for Austria – the place where we live , go to school and see our future.

We filmed the images for our video poem in just under three hours. It is based on a text that our project leader wrote especially for us. Asya’s mother then made up our faces to fit it all. With our video we want to show that, despite migration, integration can succeed, that is, if our multicultural backgrounds are not seen as a threat but as an enrichment.