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Hanan fled with her family from northern Iraq across the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, she did not know how to swim. To overcome the trauma, she learns to swim.
The seahorse can't sink, the swimming instructor encourages. A place in the brain is also named after him, the hippocampus, where all remembering begins. It's where we archive what we can't forget.
For Hanan, it is the place where she keeps her memory of the sea. When the young Yezidi woman crossed the Mediterranean in a boat, she could not swim. The fear of drowning had been burned into her memory, and to conquer those fears, she learned to swim.
SEEPFERCHEN poetically explores this unpredictability of memory.