Mobilities and Representation. (un)Documented Migrants in Art
This art work takes up crucial issues of mobility and hybridization of contemporary everyday life. However, we want to critically explore the status of the migrants in the gallery. On the one hand, they are represented through diagram and light that draws attention to their precarious lives. On the other hand, they are silenced and reduced to abstract data information. This reproduces the capitalistic logic of exploitation and surveillance. Therefore, their visualized silence does not strengthen their agency. The art work uses the possibilities of mobile technologies to imagine a better world by giving migrant workers more visibility and discussing their low pay. However this promise shimmers within the art production and fades into the darkness of the migrant’s future.