Through the Eye: The Aesthtics of Control
BA Art Studio
We live in the age of the borders’ triumph. Those lines are drawn and represented by the nation- state as a primordial statement, an ancient feature of our own inner nature. In this scenario, the “illegal” overcoming of a border, is a criminalized violation which represent an unnatural way of being. Is for this reasons that the Fortress Europe have created an efficient “machine of control”, which aims is to monitor and identify who is illegally crossing the border, in order to impose its power on them.
Though the eye is an open source archive which investigate how this “Technological border”is now a days shaping the bodies of the ‘illegal’ traveler. The intention of the project is to visualize, through an elaboration of images resulting from those control practices, the actual condition of the refugees, the invisibility. Moreover, in a social context when this typology of material seems to be tough to consult, this archive would represent the attempt to create a shared platform within which each citizen can contribute with new sources.