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.