Firewall
Sculpture, 2015
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Firewall is a visual metaphor to the mass success of barbed wire in the attempt to protect homes, communities, countries and economic regions against outside aggressors. In the same way that fuses logically isolate an electric circuit from overcurrent that is coming from the network, barbed wire logically and physically isolates one space from another. In the context of actions taken during the 2015 European refugee crisis, barbed wire fences have come into attention again in Europe, while in other countries in this world, barbed wire has long been ubiquituosly visible.