Composed Space for unknown migrant
For the past ten years artist Graeme Miller has explored and documented a hidden phenomenon of the landscape. Each year a few migrants who have hidden in the wheelbays of aircraft fall to ground as the undercarriage is lowered. They fall into the country, town, suburbs, and gardens that surround major airports, disrupting the stable identity of the place where they land and creating a collision of identity and social geography. In 2010 two women from Weisslingen discover the body of a man in a ravine in the forest that lay under the flight path to Zurich airport. Now in 2015 Miller has visited and recorded this site. His installation Beheld invites the audience, in an act of witness, into an intimate encounter with the location and its significance.
By Graeme Miller Production Arts Admin, Belluard Bollwerk International
Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the FORTRESS EUROPE call for projects
With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation