The Phoenicians, merchant conquerors who established a base in various Mediterranean cities, have established a documented network of routes throughout this body of water between 1200 – 300 BC. Photographer Anne Immelé takes off from the Maltese islands, Sicily & Tunisia to contemplate contemporary migratory routes across the Mediterranean Sea, engaging in a poetic association with the voyages of the Phoenicians in antiquity.
This exhibition works with photographic sequences to address notions of refuge and dwelling, intrinsically bound to this body of water. The exhibited body of work ultimately suggests polyphonic stories interfacing disparate voices/routes in the Mediterranean space and time. This juxtaposition of ancient routes of commercial conquest with contemporary migratory ones brings forth poignant shared narratives, helping to hint at fresh perspectives of the present.
Artist: Anne Immelé