The audio installation consists of 17 megaphones, on which I registered 17 voices of people who were refused entry to Poland many times. Each single megaphone represents a single person. It is the carrier of her voice, saying the phrase "I am asking for the refugee status". People speak in Russian and in Polish. I collected the recordings in May 2017 among refugees from Chechnya on the Polish-Belarusian border in Brest. As established by psychologists from the International Humanitarian Initiative and the Polish Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, most of these people were tortured in Chechnya. The Polish border guard refuses to them and their families to enter, claiming that they have a different purpose than to obtain shelter.
The installation is complemented by video recordings - psychological in-depth interviews, presenting the situation and the psychological and emotional state of people trying to enter Poland as a refugee.
[powered by google translate]