This piece refers to our current border regimes having profound impacts on the lives of millions, affecting most of all those seeking to cross borders lacking of respective entry permits and untold individuals loosing their lives for their tries to migrate, most of them coming from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach Europe, and coming from Latin America trying to arrive to North America.A significant part of the gallery was filled with a structure of metal bars and razor wire, as used for the construction of the actual generation of border fencing in many cases. The structure was fixed on the walls, floating above the ground. My body was laying below, facing the razor wire, touching it with every breath. I remained in this position for two hours.
Curated by Claudio Piscopo & Valentina Lacinio
Commissioned & produced by Galleria Massimodeluca. Venice, Italy 2016
Photography: Fabio Bettin