Life jacket art installation opens in Saarbruecken
Whether crossing the Mediterranean in dangerous conditions, or making the trek over land only to be met with barbed-wire fences at border crossings, many recent refugees from the Middle East have harrowing and compelling stories. A new exhibition by Fred George and Andrew Wakeford, “A Wall of Life Jackets & Their Stories,” opens July 15 and runs through August 26 at Johanniskirche in Saarbrücken.
Each colorful jacket on the 10-meter-long wall adorned with barbed wire represents the personal struggle of a refugee. On each jacket is a photograph of the person or family and a QR code. Guests can scan the codes with their smartphones and hear the refugees' narratives. The exhibit will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays.
For more information, visit www.lifejacketproject.org.