> Margarida Paiva (por)
Traversing means to travel across or through. In this video, a young man rows a boat stuck on land. This single situation, as the man is engaged in a sort of struggle between motion and immobility, invokes themes of displacement, memory, and journey. The boat might evoke associations as a means of transport for migrants both in the past and the present. It may relate to discourses of coastal migration referring to the early human migrations across continents as well as more recent events of migration evoking stories of trauma, exclusion and survival.