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Ocean Shield
site specific intervention
Fiac 2009. Jardin des Tuileries, Paris.
20 to 25 October 2009.

Operation “Ocean Shield” consisted in securing a Tuileries Gardens pool. At this pool, where toy sailboats can be rented, a complementary rental service offered a fleet of small remote-controlled police boats. The children were thereby introduced through play to the basics of illegal immigration control. While having fun, their motorboats raced over the waters to ensure the security of the pool. At night, equipped with small projectors, the police patrol would catch the ducks and sailboats in their beams, the better to verify their professed innocence.