photos by Marlise Steeman
Translation courtesy of CA2M (Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo), Madrid.
“We are tired. We are burning.
Our collective have travelled back to the old world. The mother countries welcome us because we bare the marks of value. Stamped, sealed and gold plated. We’ve been schengen-ed, having jumped through hoops to bring a wheatpaste to a white wall near you. Others are not so lucky. They dream of hoops to jump through. “
OBJETOS FRONTERA (BOUNDARY OBJETCS)
November 3th 2015 to February 28th 2016
Photos by AndrÈs Arranz.
Exhibition views “Boundary Objetcs” at CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid.
“Visa takes you places”, detail from the installation In the Same Boat [Image of what is believed to be Columbus superimposed on a Schengen Visa application form. Slogan of credit card company “Visa takes you places tagged over wheatpaste]
Detail from the installation In the Same Boat.[ Wheatpaste of Columbus and crew arriving in the Bahamas, African migrants being picked up by Italian coast guard superimposed below], [Faux gold foil blanket with the Schengen visa application form as lining.
In the same boat. Single channel video (no audio) [A visual stream of all the documents we have had to supply for the Schengen visa process superimposed on Madrid tourist video and footage of a boat in a storm from a popular Hollywood movie]
Cover Version 2013
Signs of the times