2 analog photographs
200 x 135 cm, 18 x 24 cm
78 x 53 inches, 7 x 9 inches
edition of 6 + 1 AP
Untitled (europe) presents two photographs documenting a performance and an intervention within a place of power. The first of these displays the stars of the European Union’s flag, tattooed by Gusto Zagg onto an anonymous black body. The second was taken inside the European Parliament Chamber in Brussels, on a principle of mise en abyme. The diptych interprets sub-Saharan migrations, the contemporary desire and struggle for access to Europe, symbolized by the radical act of tattooing.
Shown by the artist in a space representing Western authority, the original photograph blends into the executive setting of the parliamentarians, who are absent from the image. Like a campaign poster, Untitled (europe) evokes a political feeling and describes the ambiguity of the migratory and identity issues.