SHWAN DLER QARADAKI
Be Patient - installation of barbed wire
The starting point for this installation is a rejection letter from The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration on Shwan Dler Qaradakis application for residence permit after living 10 years-legally in Norway. He have “translated” the letter and using barbed wire in a way that the barbed wire can be “read” like a page in an official letter. He cut the barbed wire with pliers into different sizes in accordance with the words from the actual letter. Afterwards he build the lines by use of nails and the barbed wire. He place the barbed wire upon the nails and match the spacing between the “words” to the actual letter.
In addition a sound file is played along the installation. The sound file is a recording from the answering machine at The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration saying the following in both Norwegian:Du er fortsatt i kø, men vi vil hjelpe deg så snart vi kan (You are still in line, please hold, we will help you as soon as possible.)