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BEYOND BORDERS – Six Degrees of Separation

1 camera – 40 destinations – 5 continents.

Against the nationalism of our times, the Cologne based artist
Ela Mergels launches her current project BEYOND BORDERS.

Her analogue camera travels around the world, always with a friend to a local. This person has the task to take pictures of what ist important to him / her in life. When the camera returns, the film is rewound and inserted a second time for the next trip. That's how two strangers tell a new story together by using double exposures.
The project is about the principle of "Six Degrees of Separation"

© by Ela Mergels, 2014-2024

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