Borders determine our daily life. A glance at historical developments shows no tendency towards an increasingly borderless world. From the trenches of the Great War and the concentration camps of World War II, the Iron Curtain of the Cold War, JFK´s "New Frontier" - the space -, to the high fences on the US-Mexico border, their course lines have been drawn and continue to be drawn on and on. New European frontiers have recently been added – so called "safety barriers".
Some time ago I caught the following words out of a conversation across a garden fence: "The wars are far away (...) our village must remain clean".
I grew up with lawn fences and now I´m confronted with borders. I follow those walls, look at them from both sides and listen. They remain silent.