The Main Tool of a Bureaucracy
These portraits were created using a photocopier during workshops organized by Maroussia Prignot and Valerio Alvarez with the children of the FEDASIL Center in Jodoigne (Belgium). The use of this administrative tool located in the centre's offices evokes the waiting for a response from the Belgian State. This letter will decide the fate of these people in transit: a "positive" or "negative" response to their asylum applications.
It is a very basic, raw, direct way of creating an image, printed on ordinary paper, ironically echoing the importance of waiting for "papers".