Memories of Travels and Dreams

Year
2016
City
Aegean Sea, Turkey/Greece
Measures
140 x 98 cm
Media
Print on Alu‐Dibond, padded fabric on plywood, rubber bands, postcards
Presented at

A World Not Ours / Part 2 | Mulhouse | May - Aug 2017

A World Not Ours | Phytagoreio | Aug - Nov 2016

A boat trip from Kuşadası to Samos: Buying a ticket in the office of the ferry company, shopping the duty free zone, entering the boat. There is plenty of space, life vests for every potential passenger and a coffee shop on board. It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to arrive safely in Greece. The ticket costs 35 € and children under the age of 6 travel for free.

A boat trip from Kuşadası to Samos: Finding a trustable smuggler, buying life vests and water, deciding which of your belongings you leave behind you, entering the dinghy. As many people as possible to be squeezed into the boats, passengers are forced to drive the boat by themselves and everybody is afraid.  The ticket costs 1500 $ and there is no discount for children available.

2016 every 80th person died on this trip (as per June 3, 2016).

The work is about the difference of a trip on the same route. It is about the absurd situation where your passport decides whether you will go on an idyllic tourist journey or you will risk your life.