March Mostra/Meet the Artists…Paul James Gomes

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome.

Paul James Gomes filming street art about immigrant families in Tor Pignattara, also known as the Bangla Town of Rome. Photo: Paolo Landriscina.

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Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow January–March 2015) is a filmmaker and photographer whose work revolves around migration and understandings of home. During his stay at the BSR, he has been working with Bangladeshi migrants present on the Roman streets. They are highly visible yet we avert our eyes when confronted with their presence. Presenting their stories, he forces viewers to engage with the humanity of the other and to see their lives as an integral part of the ever-changing face of Rome.

Il lavoro del regista e fotografo Paul James Gomes (Creative Scotland document24 Fellow gennaio–marzo 2015) si incentra sulla migrazione e sul concetto di casa. Durante la sua residenza alla BSR Gomes ha lavorato con migranti bengalesi presenti nelle strade romane. Pur essendo ben visibili, quando ci imbattiamo in loro voltiamo lo sguardo. Presentando le loro storie, Gomes obbliga gli osservatori ad essere coinvolti nell’umanità degli altri e a vedere le loro vite come parte integrante del volto sempre mutevole di Roma.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.

Selfie, Paul James Gomes.


BSR Fine Arts March Mostra opens Friday 13 March 2015 18.30. Dates: 14–21 March (excluding Sunday). Hours: 16.30–19.00. Read the Press Release here or join the facebook event here.

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