Paper Armada is an installation of over 400 carved marble boats, created in response to current asylum seeker policies.
In January of 2015 the Australian government announced that 15 boats containing 429 asylum seekers have been turned back under Operation Sovereign Borders, yet in reality this number could be much greater as they refuse to disclose 'on water' matters.
The policy as with many policies before it, chooses to make a bureaucratic paper game of people’s lives, neglecting humanitarian obligations of refoulement.
All photos by Mark Pokorny.
Paper Armada 2015
Bianco Carrara marble
408 pieces, largest 12 x 25 x 12 cm to smallest 6 x 12 x 6 cm each (installed dimensions variable)