Aesthetics of Migration 02.02.2015
In Grenada, stencilled street art by Yescka shows two figures running toward each other, one white and holding a surfboard and the other black and holding a life preserver, presumably to identify the African and the European runner. The art again evokes the notion of ‘collision of worlds’ between migrant and tourist in the same contact zone, but where one experiences the same site as holiday space and the other experiences it as prison or cemetery.
Read the essay here: www.ibraaz.org/essays/116/
Huyendo por una mejor vida 02.04.2014
( YENDO POR UNA BUENA OLA – HUYENDO POR UNA MEJOR VIDA” | “Going for a good wave – Fleeing for a better life” by Yescka | Spain 2014 ) In 2011, 1500 people lost their lives during their escape over the Mediterranean Sea. For many people the Mediterranean Sea is a popular vacation destination, whereas for others it is a border to a better life. Poverty, as well as ethnic and political persecution drives people onto old, broken, and overcrowded fishing boats on a dangerous path to Europe. …more »