Laura Gauch

The Ocean Is Closed on Mondays

What do we lose in order to fit in? The Ocean Is Closed on Mondays is a project exploring what is lost through assimilation while reflecting on the challenges that come with immigrating to a new country. The poem leading through the film and binding the pieces together is rooted in personal experiences and research within the Latine community in New York City. Through the mediums of cyanotype, photography, and film, the project urges the audience to interrogate their own existence within a community, city, and country that is often not their birthplace.

Full Film on Request



With the Support of

Migros Kulturprozent

Ruth & Arthur Scherbach Stiftung

NARS Foundation

Next Viewings

August, 06–August, 09 2027

PhotoVouge Festival, Milan Italy