Moving Membranes

by Confusion of Tongues

Moving Membranes revolves around the visual rhetorics of Frontex. Frontex is the governing agency held responsible for the management of all border control in the Schengen Area. By studying the ‘artistic’ utterances produced through the agency’s annual staff photo-competition— and exploring their relation to the broad range of analytical imageries produced by the agency as a whole — the artist-duo Confusion of Tongues question whether aesthetic modes play a role in the contemporary performance of automated Schengen Area border control.