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Bridgitte Borm

Waiting for the Tide to Turn - Installation Work

The installation project Waiting for the Tide to Turn reflects on the role and representation of volunteers who are assisting refugees in Lesvos. Having become a volunteer herself, Brigitte Borm examines this practice of helping at the external borders of the EU. Beyond humanitarianism then, the exhibition points at volunteers’ experiences in their multi- vocal complexities. Through audio, moving image,quotes and photography the visitor is invited into a subjective space to rethink the heroic imagery surrounding volunteers as well as dominant perspectives on the politics of migration, refugees and global inequality in freedom of movement.