Boundaries is an on-going project that documents the transitional, ambigious and once contentious state of borderlands and checkpoints within the European community, that have been decommissioned and abandoned over the last number of years.
This project was undertaken between 1999-2003, well before the 10 East European countries joined the Schenegen Treaty in late 2007.
This is the subject of Boundaries II
The images here seek to evoke the connection between European borders and ones own ‘local borders’: ideas of inclusion and exclusion, identity within ones own community and the relationship within the wider sphere of the European context.
Aabenraa Arts Festival- Denmark 2013
As part of the arts festival in 2013. I was invited to curate and install a site-specific installation of the Boundaries photos at the actual border crossing between Denmark and Germany at Krusa. 100x75cm lambda digital print laminate on flexiboard mounting.
Newspaper article about the installation at the German-Danish Border
My on going body of work Boundaries was also presented as part of Idensitat 2007. A Barcelona based curatorial collective that promotes the dialogue between place and the creative means to create site-specific work in reaction to an environment.
The work was presented as a series of 15 sign posts the delineated the boundary crossings between two rival wine growing regions of Priorat in Catalonia. The D.O. and the D.O.C. region (domencion original and domencion original controlee).
The work was presented in May 2007.
Boundaries-Cork 2005 European City of Culture
The Boundaries photographs were shown as a site –specific installation as part of the Cork 2005 European City of Culture to delineate the borders of communities within the urban setting of Cork City, Ireland. The images stimulate the connection between E.U. borders and ones own ‘local borders’: ideas of inclusion and exclusion, identity within ones own community and the relationship within the wider sphere of the European context. Ten separate images appeared and reappeared on over 400 commercial poster sites over a 4-week period placed at eye-level that engaged directly with the observer.
Boundaries is an on-going long term project that documents the transitional state of the borderlands within Europe.