South Africa / Zimbabwe Border Fence 2013 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints
88 x 64 cm
The border fence, inherited from the apartheid era, is set a few hundred metres south of the international border, which runs down the centre of the limpopo river. It has three lines of razor wire with an electric fence between, and the voltage can be calibrated from deadly to the uncomfortable electric tingle used for game fencing.
A survey in 2005 by army trackers compared human tracks crossing through the fence to those apprehended by the police. they found that only about 15 percent of undocumented migrants were caught.