Conceived as the sequel to a book on Lampedusa, this series of drawings originates from newspaper clippings and photographs taken in Tel Aviv in 2012. At the heart of the piece is a park library which functions as a social space for the multiethnic community inhabiting the surrounding neighbourhood. Economic migrants have traveled to the city in successive waves, taking over the jobs that once were occupied by those now living behind a wall. In recent years this site has become engulfed by another migratory phenomenon, that of ‘infiltrators’ from South Sudan, Eritrea and other parts of sub-Saharan Africa who find themselves locked in a limbo of illegality.
These drawings concentrate on the escalation of media and political attention concerning this latter phenomenon and the daily life of the library, the park and the adjacent neighbourhoods.
India ink on paper, 22.9 x 30.5 cm 40 pieces