Red Wall

2021
Installation, mixed media 2.20 x 2.50 x 0.20m

 

‘Red Wall’ is a piece that reminds immigrants and their hard work far away from their home. ‘Red Wall’ is an installation/wall built by¬† Gastarbeiters in the exhibition space. Gastarbeiters is a term originated in 1960 in Germany and Austria to describe guest-workers from the Balkan Region. Implicating a viewing gaze and a set of structural relationships, geographical and territorial, the artist brings attention to the Balkan community in german speaking countries (Austria, Germany and Switzerland) traditionally rooted in construction work, and the phenomenon of migrant labour, envisioned as guest citizens hence deprived of social tools of economic and legal security.