Since 1993, UNITED for Intercultural Action, a network of hundreds of European anti-racist organizations, has been compiling a list of refugees and migrants who lost their lives on their way to the continent. The most recent list (June 2021) included information on 44,764 reported deaths. The total toll is certainly much higher, as many people are neither found nor registered. Seeing the long list one cannot ignore the fact that only a very small number of the deceased are mentioned by name.
For their research, Arkadi Zaides and his team delve into the practice of forensics to conceive a new virtual depository documenting the remains of the many whose deaths remain to this day mostly unacknowledged. This growing archive, this map, this invisible landscape is stretching in all directions across space and time, interrelating the mythologies, histories, geographies and anatomies of those who have been granted entrance to Necropolis.
in English / 70 minutes