Title: Migration, Law & the Image
Artist: Lois Klassen
Dimensions: 4.25″ (106 mm) x 5.5″ (141 mm)
Binding: Hand sewn single signature (3-hole stitch using linen thread which is visible in the centre-fold and spine)
Colour: Black and white
Copyright : Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 ) License). Content copyrights remain with listed contributors.
Migration, Law & the Image was created at Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) during the early development of Reading the Migration Library during SFAI’s 2015/16 Immigration / Emigration theme year. This hand-sewn ‘zine offers drawings of the images that accompany a 2010 lecture, “Migration, Law, and the Image: Beyond the Veil of Ignorance”, by W.J.T. Mitchell. Readers/viewers of the ‘zine are encouraged to flip through the images while listening to the lecture, which is freely available here. The drawings are rendered from images found the book, The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora. Additional resources about forced migration and detention are included along with the images.
This project was featured at the SFAI event, Access Denied: Creative Responses to Migration on April, 20, 2016.