Refugees’ Library, 2013-2015
Dead Souls / German Money and Migration Politics in the World, 2014- 2015
Wall painting 4m x 11m
The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017, Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv
2. Berliner Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, 2015
After the butcher, Berlin, 2015
Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2014
The issues of the Refugees’ Library (2013-2015) document the court trials of the refugees. Global conflicts and the ways of escape are shown through the personal stories of the plaintiffs (the refugees). Refugees’ Library is a collaborative project bringing together several volunteers working on the translations of the court proceedings in the languages of the refugees. The main intention of the project is to provide the refugees with the information resources in order to prepare for their own cases.
Online archve: https://refugeeslibrary.wordpress.com/
Tranlators into 9 languages: Tobias Weihmann, Nele Van den Berghe, Leaticia Kossligk, Markus Baathe, David Ey, Anna Toczyska, Charlotte Stromberg, Judith Geffert, Sara Dutch, Sarah Neis, Josie Nguessi, Anouk De Bast, Bojana Perišić, Elvira Veselinović, Ruth Altenhofer, Inara Gabdurakhmanova, Iliyana Braykova, Friederike Großmann, Christiane Clever, Zoë Miller, Lydia White, Paul Girard, Marie-Charlotte Ricarda Deyda, Leonhard Elias Klank, Solenn Guillou, Joan Somers Donnelly, Enrico Boccaccini, Samaneh Asadi Nowghabi, Mohammad Ali Dawwa.
Dead Souls / German Money and Migration Politics in the World
The wall painting Dead Souls (2014) shows the enlargement of the EU borders and the key provisions relating to its asylum and migration policy.
For six decades of successful reconciliation policy, the European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But what kind of peace does the EU make?
The EU’s failed asylum policy leads to serious economic and social inequalities. The EU wants to win the markets in the refugees’ home countries, but limits the free movement of persons. The borders are so sealed that asylum seekers actually barely reach ‘the safe shore.’
In 2004 created a ‘Defence Army’ of the EU called Frontex (with the headquarters in Warsaw) whose job is to ensure that the refugees are ‘pushed back’. Frontex ’advances‘ the EU’s external border to the Sahara, Turkish-Iranian border, or deep into the Ukraine.