They take the sleep out of our eyes (2020-ongoing)
The level of global displacement is unprecedented. According to UNHCR more than a 100 million people are forced to leave their home. Simultaneously nation-states apply technics to close down migration routes in unseen ways: fences, high-tech surveillance, closed camps, border externalisation and violent push-backs at their borders.
“They take the sleep out of our eyes” follows the perilous journeys of migrants and refugees. It examines the interplay between borders, migratory movement and border violence: What forms of violence, visible and less visible, do nation-states use to prevent migrants and refugees from crossing into their national territory? What are the similarities of those techniques in different parts of the world? What are the consequences for those affected by it?
This is an ongoing body of work to which new chapters are added.