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25.05.18Borders (The Magnetic Fields)


China Heights is proud to present Borders (The Magnetic Fields) by acclaimed artist Stanislava Pinchuk, a data mapping of the changing landscape made by the evacuation of the Calais 'Jungle' Refugee Camp.
Collecting data over 6 months, the works plot entire camp topographies as lace meshes; a fabric of desire & longing. This references the history of Calais’ traditional lace borders, as well as current political borders.
Shown alongside the maps are a series of terrazzo blocks which preserve the survival objects trampled into the ground during the evacuation. Beautiful at a distance, only on closest inspection do they reveal their contents to be SIM cards, shotgun shells, tent poles, shoes, toothbrushes & kiosk tiles. The blocks preserve the nature of the camp ground in a material made for both interior & exterior use - the nature of the public domesticity in the 'Jungle'. 
This body of work that has recently placed Stanislava Pinchuk on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.