How has the enthusiasm born out of the fall of the Berlin Wall so quickly given way to rancour, and how has it turned into resignation as new walls are built, which are ever greater in number, ever higher in scale, ever more sophisticated, and always more dangerous? How to raise awareness of the paradox of walls, which protect and imprison in equal measure?
The multi-users installation offers the experience of migration, but recounted using a poetic and offbeat tone inspired by famous artists’ street art. The controller that the spectator is equipped with can then be used as a can of spray paint or any other object that could create an opening in the wall, or that could cross – or even eliminate – the border.
“All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so.”