Tala Safié
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Mare Nostrum

Dec '16

Mare Nostrum (latin for "Our Sea") was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea. / Mare Nostrum is a double-spined publication that juxtaposes land and sea, focusing on the perilous mediterranean migration prompted by the war in Syria. The land component loudly features detached and generalised news headlines of bigoted immigration-related announcements and regulations, whereas the sea component subtly reveals personal testimonies of women, men and children who were in the midst of the sea crossing. Both sea and land components have the same chronology and timeline: each spread from the land section is paired with a corresponding sea spread with a similar date. When read next to each other, added meanings and absurd realisations can be formed.

 All content is based on Amnesty International reports and newspaper archives

All content is based on Amnesty International reports and newspaper archives

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