The Birds Are Coming Archive

Digital Painting, Print on Duraclear, Web Archive, LightBox, Qr Code



This work curates a fictional archive of migratory birds who are shot down at various borders by various nations in suspicion of espionage. The installation in the form of lightboxes and an interactive web archive curates their last known photographs, mugshots, and their investigation archives. The web archive can be accessed at This work addresses the absurdity of borders and critically references the number of resources that are dedicated to constructing, observing, and regulating borders. Furthermore, the work questions by employing humour directed at the archives of surveillance and interrogation which are amassed around these spaces. It seeks to ask how paranoiac labelling of types – a taxonomy of terror - is constructed and associated with the border and constructs the " dangerous other" beyond such border/s.

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