When We Meet Again part 2

Friday 10 March | 20:00 - 21:00 | Studio/K | English

Screening + Artist Talk with Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide) | Four Months, Four Million Light Years 

In Part 2, we would like to explore the violation in the system of global adoption with the Korean Dutch Artist, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide). Four Months, Four Million Light Years is a shamanic healing journey through space and time. This immersive film installation unravels the colonial narratives behind transnational and transracial adoption, specifically the historical relations between The Netherlands and Korea.

On 8 February 2021 the Dutch government decided to end transnational adoptions, because of the systemic abuse, trafficking, and fraud inherent to them. The government has offered apologies to men and women with an adoption past. Regardless of the official apology, and pressured by the powerful adoption lobby, last year the Dutch Government announced to lift the ban on international adoption in ‘stricter conditions’. 

Part 2 is in collaboration with the ongoing exhibition at the Gallery, ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose. Please visit the gallery to see the full installation of Sara’s work or visit the gallery’s website to find out more.