Based on civil and military footage of border control cameras these digitally altered videos depicting crossings at the Mexico/USA border (North-/Southmerica) and Melilla border (Africa/Europa) focus on the actual act of frontier crossing itself.
Various degrees of pixelation through gif-algoythm compression, reduced to pure black and white images, esect the individuals out of their specific context, floating on black – alluding to old, flat computer games – deconstructing the scene to its basic movements, dynamics and shapes, turning it into an abstract, anonymous, partly irrecognizable, inapprehensible choreography of white pixelated abstract 2D-figures in motion.
Athens Photo Festival 2016
Lia Sáile (DE/AT)
Duration: 9 June – 31 July, 2016
Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe
Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00