How many people are living in the places they were born? The
Migrant Navigator project deals with the issue of migration,
the notions of home, identity and nostalgia. It consists of
. Home - poster project
. The Future of Nostalgia
- flower installation
. illegal immigrants dis.information
- on-line project
. 1 - 30 . 11 . 2002
The Home poster consists
of an image of the 'Home' icon from the Netscape Navigator browser.
Unlike the original 'Home' icon, here it is printed in black
and silver and white. It is blown-up to 2 x 2 metres and displayed
on a white background [variable dimensions up to billboard size;
3 x 4m, 2.5 x 5m].
The posters are displayed on commercial billboards close to
the Croatian borders. A part of the 'Home' icon poster is that
there is no further information at the point of the poster.
There is no other product behind this advertising campaign,
i.e. the poster is advertising it's own image and message. In
November and December 2002 the posters were also displayed on
billboards in Zagreb. This work is part of the Ježevo Motel
Future of Nostalgia . Jun - October 2002
The 'Home' icon from Netscape is planted as a 9 x 9 metre flower
bed at the city park close to the railway station in Linz, Austria.
This work is part of the Talking the City project.
immigrants dis.information . on-line since April 2002
At the low-fi list [http://www.low-fi.org.uk]
it is described:
<We are lead into 'home' by repeated iconography of the
home button from Netscape including a fantastic page where
the icon has grown to a square meter. Once you get beyond
the 'home' icon, this 'dis.informative' site about illegal
immigration issues was built by '[mis]using TraceNoizer software'.
This process renders pages which are less than helpful and
a sort of representation of confused and second hand information.
The project develops to question notions of home and displacement.>
Powered by works by: Netscape Navigator, Jo van der Spek, TraceNoizer,
Kein Mensch is Illegal
Different web sites consist of dis.information --- underlying
an illegal immigrants' administrative chaos. New homepages were
randomly and automatically generated using keywords and powered
by [mis]using TraceNoizer
Artist based in Zagreb, Croatia and Amsterdam, Holland
darko fritz propaganda