From the series “De Afviste, natten til den 13. august/The Rejected, Night of August 13th”, 2011. Materials: watercolour and collage. Dimensions: 40,5 x 36,5 cm. The project refers to the 13th of August 2009 when a group of Iraqi asylum seekers were forced out of Brorson´s church in Copenhagen and taken away by the police, provoking demonstrations and heavy confrontations between demonstrators and the police. The group had sought refuge in the church for three months to avoid being sent back to Iraq. The series consist of sixteen collages. Four collages were made specifically for Brorson’s Church, for the exhibition “De Afviste” where also these ten watercolour collages were exhibited. Photography by Anders Sune Berg.
Link to text in Danish and English by Nicolaj Stubbe Hørlyck, Pastor in Brorson’s Church