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Stranded in Schlierbach

Stranded in Schlierbach ...

A boat of African refugees was brought from the Spanish coast of Tenerife to the a little village in the Alpine region of Austria.

stranded in schlierbach boat of african refugees

The project was made by the artist Christoph Draeger.

stranded in schlierbach 
boat of african refugees

In 2006 alone, thirty thousand people from Africa, often after weeks of trials and tribulations in simple boats, landed on the beaches of the Canary Islands.

stranded in schlierbach 
boat of african refugees

It is not known how many never reach their destination and drown in the sea. The African fishing boats used for these attempts to escape are disposed of.in Tenerife.

Using the original parts from one of these boats that served as a means of flight for more than one hundred people, Christoph Draeger attempts an artistic reconstruction. Similar to the way detectives or archaeologists proceed, he put the pieces together again and thus creates an impressive image of an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. The wreckage of the Ndeye Fatou 2006 amidst the Austrian landscape is a reminder of the realities on the outer borders of Fortress Europe and of those who have ended their lives on these borders.

stranded in schlierbach 
boat of african refugees

The monastery of Schlierbach in the background.

stranded in schlierbach boat of african refugees

Inside of the boat.

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