The Border Book

research and editorial design

There were three, an Irish woman, a Chinese woman and a Portuguese woman. There was one, a border between two nations, Morocco and Western Sahara. A conflict, many complexities, many voices, many victims. We had an aim, to give agency to the wall, the Berm. A dialogue was constructed. Our native tongues implemented, individual definitions based on acts of deconstruction and categorisation. Iteration followed by reflection, a cycle, a method.

This was a collaborative research project with a poetic and meditative outcome. We created the final Border Book from experimental work we made for an exhibition. A dot-matrix printer printed our manifesto while the audience tried to read it while being surrounded by the growing manifesto.                         Naomi Strinati 2024