“A wall is a very big weapon” – Banksy
Humanisthme associates with the artist Ariane Arlotti around the notion of checkpoints in order to overcome our own walls, both physical and mental. Thanks to the kind support of the Impact Hub Geneva, the association invites you to an exhibition inspired by Banksy’s work in cooperation with Swiss artist Ariane Arlotti around the notion of checkpoints in order to overcome our own walls, both physical and mental.
“With all these current migration issues, I thought it was very relevant to bring people together, to draw attention to such a contentious situation and raise awareness about it. Particularly in Switzerland, we take things for granted because it is such a functional country. I’m the first to complain when the train is two minutes late. With checkpoints, for instance, you don’t know if and when you are going to reach your destination.”
Julik turned the Hub into a real life experience in which visitors where only allowed to enter the building through checkpoints and after getting instructions to follow a special trail.
“The randomness of checkpoints was a highly interesting experience. I have been through that when I was living in the Middle East. I just wanted people to experiment it. Here if I want to go to the Migros or visit a friend, I just do it, I never wonder if there’ll be a checkpoint on the way. This is also what I mean with mental or physical checkpoints, we’re conditioned.”