B order Imagery is a long term project about geography and social landscape of European borderlands.
It is carried on since 2010 by photographers Giuseppe Fanizza and Andrea Kunkl.
At the present time includes still images and videos from Lampedusa (IT), Ceuta (ES), Tangier (MA), Lesvos (GR), Bytom (PL), Lviv (UA), Kiev (UA), Kaliningrad (RU) ...
M are Nostrum is an audio visual work about the concept of "Europe", its borders and how they turn it into "Fortress Europe". It is a research about common values, peoples and territories.
Mare Nostrum was realized in three locations of the Mediterranean borders of EU: Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocoo territory; Lampedusa, the Italian island 113 km away from Africa and 205 km from Sicily; Lesvos, an island in the north-east Aegean Sea located about 5.5 km from the Turkish coast.
These three places share many characteristics: they are in a status of geographic isolation/closure, they have been or are importnt crossing points of migratory routes to Europe and they are subject to particularly intensive national and EU migration policies.
W ild Roses grow and survive in the barren land along the border between Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey. An artificial line that sadistically breaks a libertarian dreams of an ancient etnhy with a strong matriarchal tradition. Whose identity is intertwined with the origins of the human race. where the world seems to end. The Kurds are fighting for their own
existence trying to reconstruct a mosaic inscribed to a land full of contradictions. Where beauty and suffering dance with slowness in a landscape flooded refugee camps, barbed wire and white rhetoric
Roses is a long-term project psychogeographical composed of several trips. Currently includes the northern border of Kurdistan, within Turkish borders.
T he word “Kresy” is a Germanism of the Polish language, from “kres” end, edge, limit. This word indicates some territories that belonged to Poland until the Second World War: a vertical portion of land running from the Baltic Sea to Romania and now including parts of Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania and major cities such as Lviv, Grodno and Vilnius.
The territory preserves traces of visible variations in the eastern border of Europe, from the divisions resulting from the Second World War, until the accession of Poland to the Schengen treaty in 2007 and the recent events in Kiev.
The collection of these traces responds to the desire to understand (by displaying it) the weight that the history of the borders has exerted and exerts on the present of places and peoples.