Back in Québec, I contacted Élisabeth Vallet to invite her to be a part of this project on the walls. With a concern for elective affinities, I wanted to align with their high level research on the subject. I asked them: What is the state of state walls today? On which issues are you working? Their answer was: Walls do not work for the reasons for which they were built.
As window-dressing, political theater, visual masquerades to ease the narrow minded, the walls foster xenophobic interior politics much more than they solve so-called problems.
In association with researchers Josselyn Guillarmou and Zoé Barry, we defined a work plan aimed at contextualising and problematizing these walls.
Obviously, we could not visit each and every wall, so we tackled the subject by targeting those that could symbolize and combine the issues of all the walls in the world: terrorism, human trafficking, drugs, oil and weapons smuggling, etc., social and economic inequalities, migratory flow, inter-religious and territorial conflicts.