In “Department of Justice” I look at the connection between public and private spaces in form of an improvised homeless shelter. Observing the situation around a shelter, which was directly located in front of a judiciary building, the department of justice , in Lisbon, I witnessed continuous territorial confrontations between the homeless and the employees of the state institution. Regardless of regular evictions by the police the homeless kept installing themselves right in front of the entrance of the state building. The igloos of the homeless became symbolically a department of justice in its own right, and raised the question in me who owns the territorial rights in this conflict. (2018)

Installationview, Aillha, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018.