while the headlines blare on about the distractions du jour, we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement **on record**. an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. this past spring of 2017, i traveled to lesvos, greece, where i worked with a small NGO and saw the continual plight of families and children living in limbo with a scarcity of help and resources while the world marches on without paying attention.
meanwhile, i worked on this song recorded in tasmania, australia, with generous assistance from the MONA museum and began an brainstorm and partnership with the spanish performance artist abel azcona. we recruited dozens of volunteers from across spain, france, the UK and elsewhere in europe to take part in the performance. these volunteers weren’t professional actors, they simply answered our call and wanted to loan their time and hearts to this cause. the video was filmed on location in tarragona, spain. we cannot thank the volunteers enough for their travel, time and generosity in making this clip.
the entire film crew and all the production costs were funded/backed by my 11,000 patrons. without them, nothing. if you’d like to join our tribe and help us make more art all around the world, join here: www.patreon.com/amandapalmer
read the full backstory & lyrics here: amandapalmer.net/InHarmsWay
please download the song here on bandcamp; https://amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/tra…
ALL digital proceeds until Nov 30th will go to BecauseWeCarry.org, a small dutch NGO that helps feed, clothe and assist refugees landing and living on the island of lesvos, greece.
song – amanda palmer
direction & performance art – abel azcona
video art – abel azcona with the special collaboration of cameras and edition team: polarizador estudio; kiko prado, carlos coronado
photography abel azcona with the special collaboration of cameras and edition team: polarizador estudio; kiko prado, carlos coronado
syrian actors – sally el boukhari + kaoutar el boukhari
artist assistants – sara berga + anna crespo
video & photography assistant – alba rodriguez
hair & makeup – amanda ariza
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PERFORMANCE ARTISTS:
emilio josé miras
sthéfane de souza
jon de los arcos
ricardo de pascual
mª laia velázquez
maría belén martínez
aimee van vliet
aino julia lópez