The footage was taken from the National Archive of Radio and Television of Slovenia. It represents a collection of the archive’s documentation of media reports on migrants from 2001-2008. I was interested in analysing the representation of asylum seekers as they are constructed by a dominant State institution of image and meaning production. I wanted to show how images in themselves, through the way they are produced and edited effect the criminalization and victimization of migrants. Images of shapless and nameless people not only victimize or criminalize, they produce specific lives as Other.
video, SD, color, 9’, OF/Newsreel Front