The publication Intrusion traces the entanglement of migration in cartographies. The project juxtaposes Google Streetview screenshots of the northern French city of Calais, taken between 2014 and 2018, with their updated 2019 versions, each on a double-page spread. The 2014-2018 images show numerous refugees, tents and camps. After Google’s 2019 update, no people are visible; rather, newly erected martial border fences are now visible. Whether the removal of the traces of the crisis from the internet was politically motivated or just part of a standardized update process remains unanswered, even after an inquiry to Google.
With an essay by Marian Rupp.