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  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF
  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF
  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF
  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF
  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF
  • THE OTHER IS ONESELF

THE OTHER IS ONESELF

With texts by: Barbara Coudenhove-Kalergi, Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Marianne Hirsch, Fiona Liewehr, Philipp Traun, Samar Yazbek, Poems: Solmaz Sharif Omar Youssef Souleimane

What happens to us and to our identity when we are forced into exile by hostility of any form, living conditions or armed conflict? Which psychosocial outcomes and cognitive dissonances are triggered by migration?

What happens to us and to our identity when we are forced into exile by hostility of any form, living conditions or armed conflict? Which psychosocial outcomes and cognitive dissonances are triggered by migration?


THE OTHER IS ONESELF is a kaleidoscope of texts and images about the issues of escape and exile. The publication brings together literary testimonies, interviews, factual reports and, poetic, philosophical and socially critical writing on the subject and sheds light on the complexity of the phenomenon of migration and its impact upon individuals and society with the help of entirely personal perspectives from a range of periods and places.
The book forms part of a cultural initiative that was established in 2019 by the artist Sébastien de Ganay and that includes an exhibition, a film programme, a conference and an auction, the proceeds from which are supporting the work of Hilfswerk International with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
A cooperation between artists, filmmakers, philosophers, academics, an NGO and civil society, THE OTHER IS ONESELF is an intellectual and cognitive community dedicated to cultural exchange, which reflects upon the fact that we all need the other, the alien, in order to exist as ourselves. The Other is Oneself!


Participating artists:  Iris Andraschek, Babi Badalov, Khaled Barakeh, Elisabetta Benassi, Nisrine Boukhari, Bernhard Cella, Adriana Czernin, Ramesch Daha, Sébastien de Ganay, Raffaella della Olga, Sylvia Eckermann, Simone Fattal, Anna Jermolaewa, Mirta Kupferminc, Thomas Locher, Jonathan Monk, Klaus Mosettig, Rudolph Polanszky, Hans Schabus, Slavs&Tatars, Gerold Tagwerker, Florian Unterberger, Martin Walde, Lawrence Weiner, Nil Yalter and Samia Ziadi.

Coverimage: Wolfgang Cella