The Thin Line
September 26th to 31st October
The border between Portugal and Spain has been around since 1143, being one of the oldest in Europe. With the Schengen Agreement (1995), the borders between the signatory countries disappeared, establishing the free movement of persons within Europe! Meanwhile, with the fading of political boundaries, the limits that borders mean (or not) continue to remain at a crossroad where territory and the communities are molded reciprocally around a specific space – physical, symbolic and human – marked by ambiguity and contradictions that constitute the essence of the ends!
The border becomes thus a space emptied of its political significance, but not for this reason void, a no-man’s-land that everyone can (re)inhabit, an affective and a transitional place, a demarcation point of differences and encounters, configuring it-self like a common and contradictory territory shaped by its edges.! The visual travel that document the frontier, questions the past and the present of a space that is liquid and at the same time immovable, visual fragments that renew the way of questioning the relationship between space and humanity in the time of the global citizenship.