A Swiss-Danish family travels to Sicily. They visit a house in the Sicilian mountains called Mondo Nuevo. This is the provisional home of nine Nigerian men, who are recovering from a boat trip and waiting for further travel documents. The north-European guests and the inhabitants of Mondo Nuevo exchange songs for songs, stories for stories and establish temporary friendship. Time is killed with ping-pong, the blonde child plays with a flip flop.
Exodus is a performance concert by and with family Liebmann-Schmidt. Their tale of the new Europeans deals with concrete encounters, and stories and songs exchanged between travellers from North and South, yet composes these elements into a fiction that reaches far beyond documentary. Inspired by medieval tradition, the tale is sung on the melody of the Danish ballad Kongebørnene, and refers to a valley on the other side of the mountains – a place so far away that the audience has to trust what they are told.
EXODUS opened 1st of December 2015 at Sophiensæle in Berlin as a part of the Nordwind Festival.