Von Schiffbrüchen und Bildstörungen

2007 – 2009, various dimensions

Painting over collected material such as second-hand prints of particular
cliché/stereotypical landscapes (found in holiday resorts, on annual calendars or at flea markets):
the Swiss mountains and Mediterranean shores or a city’s emblems constitute a paradisiacal background
setting to uncover a kaleidoscope of migrants’ scenes such as the attempt of North Africans
to reach European shores by boat. The interventions emphasise the idea of estrangement as well as
it evokes the ghost of colonialism.
see also Emmanuel's Breakfast and Port de Destination.