RED CUBE

Some Words on Migration and Waiting

2014, Marseille Installation 

Exhibition strategies always have been an active tool for me to shape the viewers’ understanding, especially if the theme requires a certain political understanding. Here what it was intended to convey is ‘waiting’ as a basic action that most of the migrants have gone through almost 99% of the time. Migration is more about waiting and less about being the actor of your own future. Although I did not take this process in a dramatic way, it might involve excited, normal, even fun moments, as well as it is mostly boring. The cube is structured in a way that only one person can stand, still uncomfortably, although 2m x 2m x 2m size cube is practically more than enough for one person. There was a sound work inside which consists of children’s noise, calls for prayers, some vendor shouts and other voices possibly involved daily life in the street.