'Oh, they printed it, it must be true.'
June, 2018

‘Oh, they printed it, it must be true.’ is a record of the conversations collected during a fieldtrip to Lesvos, Greece in April 2018, during which I joined a group of volunteers for their nightly shifts on the North coast of the island. The zines were initially displayed along side an interactive performance ‘On the Seams of the Sea’ – which was an attempt to make sense of the complex ways we engage in the mediated discourse around what we call the ‘refugee crisis’. A year after these zines were made, I am back on Lesvos again, collecting stories once more.

I am collecting stories about border crossings at sea, I am exploring those spaces where mapping ends and the water starts. Because too much gets lost, out on the water. I am sifting through our archives; trying to make sense of it.

I am looking for whispers, fishing for stories.

References
 

[1] Carpenter, J.R. 2019. "...And By Islands I Mean Paragraphs". Luckysoap.Com. Accessed March 27. http://luckysoap.com/andbyislands/.

[2] Abbas, Basel, and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. 2015. Unforgiving Years (Extract From Part 2 Of The Incidental Insurgents). Video. https://vimeo.com/108653337.

[3] Carpenter, J.R. 2019. "...And By Islands I Mean Paragraphs". Luckysoap.Com. Accessed March 27. http://luckysoap.com/andbyislands/.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.