Even this will pass

posted by Bridget on 02 July 2013

by Aida Silvestri at the University Westminster BA Degree Show

A series of portraits, blurred and out of focus overlaid with coloured string attached to the print with pins is a powerfully simple presentation of how Eritrean migrants travelled to the UK.

In this photograph Kidan left Eritrea on foot, and then travelled by car, lorry, boat, train and aeroplane to arrive in London. The purple line embeds the memory like a visual scar – etched onto the face.

Aida

For some migrants the journey was more straightforward and the connecting line is less complex. This simple but sophisticated project offers up a visual echo of the degrees of difficulty of the journey.

It will be interesting to see what Aida produces next.

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