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ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA)

archival pig­ment print
150 x 350 cm
edi­tion 3+2 APs
2015

In the plan map ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA) the bound­aries between fact and fic­tion are blurred. Extrap­o­lat­ing past and present refugee move­ments, a struc­ture resem­bling the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya extends across the entire topog­ra­phy of Lampe­dusa. The island is turned into a gigan­tic camp off the shores of Europe – ratio­nal­ly planned and sit­u­at­ed between human­i­tar­i­an­ism and absur­di­ty – crit­i­cal­ly con­dens­ing pre­vail­ing polit­i­cal posi­tions.

 

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), exhibition view Helmhaus Zurich, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), exhi­bi­tion view Helmhaus Zurich, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), exhibition view Helmhaus Zurich, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), exhi­bi­tion view Helmhaus Zurich, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

Michael Hirschbich­ler, ISLAND (LAMPEDUSA), Detail, 2015

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