Floating Burial is an art project trying to rethink what it means to be stateless, and, therefore, questioning the concepts of identity and belonging as an everyday dilemma, questioning the relation of the body and the place. Naively thinking: a stateless person doesn't belong to any geographical land, if a stateless die, where the body should be buried? The artist answers one of the basic questions by designing her own burial as an art object to be shared with other stateless people!
SAMARA SALLAM (b. 1991) is a visual artist, filmmaker, performer, and coder based in Denmark, and is currently studying at The Royal Danish Art Academy in Copnehagen. Her work explores the structure of language, body, memory, pleasure, violence, food, statelessness and psychology through different art forms and media. Samara's practice is active since 2004 and she has participated in exhibitions in many cities in the Middle East and Europe. Her photography work has been awarded two international prizes from France and Belgium, and two of her films have been screened at more than 10 film festivals around Europe.