Thin Line.
Across Europe's borderlands.


"...a border it is itself constituted by two sides or two edges, like a line drawn in pencil whose thickness can be seen only on microscope."

Michel Agier



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 molded 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 a space not for the reason void, but a 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 where each photo is a stop on the way, questioning the past and future of a territory. While observing its edges under the microscope, we see an unexpected and dystopian portrait of the relationships between and across the border, showing the challenges of living in a unique space during the present time.





During the past years (2015-17), the members of Colectivo, have been across the boundaries within the European Union, independently surveying the political and sociocultural territory. Through a collective journey, spanning from west to east, the photographers achieved to capture the edge thickness of the EU common space. While, along the process, compiling an archive of photographs that will form the groundwork of upcoming exhibitions and book publication.