Countless is a series of 29 graphite rubbings made from the graves of migrants who died whilst trying to reach Europe by boat. It is 29 years since the first recorded shipwreck of a migrant boat in Europe.
The rubbings are taken from graves in four cemeteries in Sicily. Migrants' graves are usually marked with numbers rather than names as the majority of their bodies remain unidentified.
Countless will be on display in a solo exhibition at Aspex, Portsmouth from 01/04/2017- 04/06/2017.
Maya Ramsay will be discussing the Countless project on Thursday 20th April, 6pm at Aspex Gallery
Maya has recently published an article on the subject of art & migrant deaths at sea - 'Reframing the debate: The art of Lampedusa' for 'Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture' (2016) http://www.ingentaconnect.com
A version of the article can be read here http://www.mayaramsay.co.uk/blog