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materials: fence (steel), fence (plastic)

Studio Cheered Beeld Tjeerd Posthuma
Studio CheeredBeeld Tjeerd Posthuma

I am part of a generation known for its passive activism. We don’t march the streets, we give likes and we share things on Facebook or Instagram, as if it were the same. This installation depicts this feature of my generation. We see a fence pushed against another, older fence. Where one would expect a human being, we see only a (literal) border. It’s the border doing the protesting. Screaming red with white accents, it suggests a state of emergency. The yellow legs look like fallen traffic cones, predicting the chaos that might come from protesting.

Normally these type of fences can be linked together to stand strong, as you can see on both its sides. But this one is standing alone and is very easy to pass by and forget.

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