Thin Line.
On Europe’s borderlands.

‟The all-important issue is not whether this or that country has a government of left or right: it is the rebirth of free, democratic, European civilisation, which can only be achieved in a united Europe”

Altiero Spinelli

The domestic borders of Europe, since 1985 after the Schengen Agreement continuously faded till today, establishing the free movement of people between signatory countries. Just mountains, rivers and imaginary historical lines are left. Meanwhile, with the fading of political boundaries, the limits that borders mean continue to remain at a crossroad where territory and the communities are moulded reciprocally around a specific space — physical, symbolic and human — marked by ambiguity and contradictions that constitute the essence of the ends.

The border becomes thus space, not for the reason void, but land that everyone can (re)inhabit, an affective and a transitional place, a demarcation point of differences and encounters, configuring it-self like a common and contradictory territory shaped by its edges. Thin Line becomes a route questioning the past and future of this territory. While observing these edges under the microscope, we see an unexpected and dystopian portrait between and across the border, showing the challenges of living in this unique space during the present time.

Since 2015 COLECTIVO worked independently at the borders of the EU, exploring a crossroad of cultural, social and political geographies, and questioning the limits of today's Europe. While, along the process, compiling an archive of photographs that form the groundwork of upcoming exhibition and publication.