‘Horizon’ 2016 traces the route over the sea on one of the shortest and thus most popular refugee routes from Kaş on the southwestern Turkish shore, across the Mycale Strait, to the island of Megisti on the edge of southeastern Greece.
The sea is a place where visions are born, memories appear, and landmarks disappear. While this route is one of the shortest in distance, it is also the start of a longer journey into the unknown. Capturing the path the refugees take crossing the Mediterranean from above evokes the danger of being surrounded by water, showing the dark and mysterious depths of the sea, and its unpredictability. Only uncertainty accompanies the migrants. There is just one line to hold on to: the horizon. A line that divides the blues of the water and the sky, the up and the down. It visualizes how close the future is, a starting point for building up hopes and dreams, a refuge for escaping the darkness of the present, while holding on to the memories of the past.
Once the water is crossed, the experience of the sea is no longer the same.