Mediterranean Headache (2007)
Mediterranean Heartbreak (2007)
Mediterranean Heatwave (2007)
Mediterranean Iceage (2007)
Sharpie pen on Fabriano paper
Over her life, Aleksandra Mir went through four different migrations, becoming used to transgressing borders. Such a stateless experience gave rise to a recurring questioning in her production around the sociopolitical forces shaping national and local identities.
The Mediterranean series (2007) stems from her experience in the Mediterranean island of Sicily, Italy. Here, the territorial masses of nations are reproduced as a negative space. The water represents several signs correlated with the titles of the works — Headache, Heartbreak, Heatwave, Iceage. And each drawing has a different typeface, evidencing Gothic and Modernist inspirations, in some sort of cartoonish aesthetic.