Saturday, November 7, 2015

DE-FENCE - Guerilla Art Project Aims At Migration Crisis

They call it Detention Centre for the Securing of Foreigners. But a different word captures its essense. Seventy years on, we're having concentration camps built again! There are currently four such places in the Czech Republic, in which the detainees are treated worse than prisoners, and the statements issued thus far the by the Ministry of the Interior make it clear that this figure is not final. It is the opening of the last of these pooling camps in an old prison in Drahonice, the only goal of which seems to be to trample the dignity of those interned and scare off those who might still dare cross our border, which led us to conceive this activistic and artistic intervention. We refuse to come to terms with the growing walls and barbed wire, or the suffering of the innocent people hiding behind it. For a start, we brought back a shameful mesh trophy from Drahonice, which we transformed into an artistic artefact. The funds gained through its sale will be donated to those encountering this state's xenophobic migration policy first hand. Fewer fences, more heart!

DE- FENCE / guerilla art project from DE-FENCE on Vimeo.

The heart-shaped section of fencing that they cut out of the detention center is going to be auctioned off, with all profits going towards “grassroots refugee aid activities.” The starting price is 10,000 euros. If you’re interested in buying the object, contact For more, see: and

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