İpek Duben

Sınır, 2013, Sentetik ipek üzerine fototransfer, ahşap, tel, iplik, 43 x 288 cm

Sınır shows 61 portraits of victims of forced migration with each name stitched by hand on the photographic image printed on transparent synthetic silk and framed with thorny wire. These photographs document the tragic journey at the moment of crossing borders. Masses of people have been forced to leave their homes to escape wars, ethnic cleansing and starvation during the entire twentieth century Events covered  begin with the Balkan Wars of 1912 and move across the borders of India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Mexico, Gaza, Kosovo, Germany, China, Rwanda, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Albania, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and more.