The migrant workers fridge magnet collection - 2021 - FARaway festival des arts à Reims

The migrant workers fridge magnet collection


Rosalie Schweiker

Presented by Le FRAC

From 2010 to 2016, Rosalie Schweiker collected fridge magnets, souvenirs from all the places she had worked. Her career as a performing artist involved a great deal of travel, and oftentimes precarious living conditions. As a middle-class white European woman, all of these trips were possible for Rosalie, and were even enjoyable, a far cry from the hardships of migrant labour. However, this all changed with the UK vote to leave the European Union. From that point on, all of these privileges became more difficult to ignore. Not having an English passport, the international work circuit became increasingly complex and Rosalie Schweiker began to work more and more where she now lives—London—in particular with the Migrants in Culture network, guided by a vision of culture without borders. Join Rosalie Schweiker from 2 pm to 6 pm for a non-alcoholic drink and an informal chat about what has and hasn’t changed since 2016.



Rosalie Schweiker

Rosalie Schweiker has an annual work policy and this year’s policy is: No. This policy includes not writing biographies and CVs in the hope that one day artists will be able to work without having to collect institutional laurels.