Sara Serpa: Intimate Strangers
Intimate Strangers is a collaboration between Portuguese vocalist-composer Sara Serpa and Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma, drawing inspiration from Iduma’s latest book, A Stranger’s Pose, a unique blend of travelogue, musings, and poetry. A combination of music, text, image and field recordings collected by Iduma during his travels, Intimate Strangers explores such themes as movement, home, grief, absence, and desire in what Iduma calls “an atlas of a borderless world.”
Taking Nigeria as a point of departure, Intimate Strangers describes several encounters Iduma has along his journey from Lagos to Sarajevo along the coast. The journey takes unexpected turns, resulting in reflections on the sea, the desert as well as natural and artificial borders he is faced with. There is beauty in these encounters, even when they describe love and loss, grief and longing, displacement and war, privilege or apathy.
Like echoes from a distant reality, Intimate Strangers aims to reflect on how we see the other and how we describe hospitality and humanity for future generations