I Needed A Save Place

Year2017
OriginVienna/Austria
Art FormInstallation
MaterialMixed Media
Dims.58 x 44 x 162 cm (w, d, h)

The idea for this work came up, when Donald Trump (the current president of the United States) annunciated, that he wanted to build a fence between the US and Mexico. Here in Europe we have a very similar discussion as a result of a refugee crisis. The pretended goal — of course! — is always an increase of security. But who’s the real beneficial occupant?

Didn’t we hear in the past, that freedom is a reason to fight wars? The economy has to operate in global dimensions without limits, but average people have to live in well defined boundaries? Doesn’t become our security a cage more and more? Aren’t we observed nearly completely? Who is frightening us and what are the reasons therefor?