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 with a disposable camera 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.