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*Thursday 22 november at Beursplein in Leeuwarden*

The List tracks information about the deaths of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have lost their lives within or along the borders of Europe since 1993. There have been more than 35,597 documented deaths up to 30 September 2018. The List is updated every year by the Amsterdam-based organisation UNITED for Intercultural Action. In recent years Banu Cennetoğlu, along with curators and artists, has translated and updated The List for different countries. The List has previously been shown in Liverpool, New York, Istanbul, Milan, Berlin and Barcelona.

It’s crowded on the coasts of Europe.
Tourists, drunk in the sea, swim past wreckage
from the boat that brought the refugees,
an inconvenience that spills over
in the sun-lit olive-grove evenings,
Skyping and emailing home
laments about their spoiled fun.

Hotel rooms with a view of tents and
c…

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*Thursday 22 november at Beursplein in Leeuwarden*

The List tracks information about the deaths of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have lost their lives within or along the borders of Europe since 1993. There have been more than 35,597 documented deaths up to 30 September 2018. The List is updated every year by the Amsterdam-based organisation UNITED for Intercultural Action. In recent years Banu Cennetoğlu, along with curators and artists, has translated and updated The List for different countries. The List has previously been shown in Liverpool, New York, Istanbul, Milan, Berlin and Barcelona.

It’s crowded on the coasts of Europe.
Tourists, drunk in the sea, swim past wreckage
from the boat that brought the refugees,
an inconvenience that spills over
in the sun-lit olive-grove evenings,
Skyping and emailing home
laments about their spoiled fun.

Hotel rooms with a view of tents and
camps, a razor-wire realm that traffics
flesh and people. Eyes at the fence
sink like boats in the night.
It’s crowded on the coasts of Europe.

Translated by David Colmer

www.dichterfanfryslan.nl

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Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Type of event: Exhibition
  • Discipline: Images and installations

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