Dead Satellites, 2007, 24:00 min., HD, Video
Dead Satellites is an expression defined by Shahram Entekhabi for a certain culture within the migrant scene. In an Astro Scientifical context, the term ‘dead satellites’ stands for satellites that are out of service, but still circling around the earth without destination. The title refers to those people, who left their home countries and practice certain cultural traditions in an exaggerated way. By this, the traditions lose their origins and are unveiled in a way of total hypertrophy. This exaggeration mixes up with a deep feeling of discomfort and mistrust against the ‘host country’. As result there are ‘dead satellites’, rootless, in two ways: they are without any context to their home countries and live in a partly self-decided, partly forced isolation additionally to their situation in the new country.
Performers: Sarah Bennani & Shahram Entekhabi
Special Thanks to: entertainment 3000, Berlin, Herr von Eden (Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne), Franco Marinotti, Ali Zaidi. Melanie Jeske
Written & Directed by Shahram Entekhabi