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Among the Perishing (2019) | varying dimensions | Thread, HVAC duct, sound

This piece represents the dangerous, often deadly, plight Syrian refugees face when making the decision to seek asylum. It pays tribute to those who have passed, with the 30,000 yards of individual threads representing the 30,000 plus fatalities that have occurred during refugees’ attempts at fleeing. In the middle of the installation sits a boat that is suspended in space and unmoving. Sounds of the sea churn inside it, evoking the experience of navigating choppy waters. The piece invites the viewer to engage and feel the threads, and by doing so, one literally feels surrounded by the loss.

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