Special Collections has recently acquired an artist book created by Christine Kermaire.
Schengen’s Kit: Rules and advices for survival of refugees at sea was inspired by Kermaire’s experiences while on a boat in Greece during the summer and fall of 2015.
Art books challenge our notion of what constitutes a book, and Kermaire’s piece is no different. It consists of a black garment bag, meant to represent a body bag, and includes 8 laminated sheets of instructions on how to survive as a refugee traveling by boat. The bag itself includes fabric flowers stitched along the top.
Our department has other materials from Kermaire as well, namely:
- Memory of Al-Mutanabbi Street