List of 22.342 documented deaths of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants due to the restrictive policies of Fortress Europe (1993 – 2015)

Location: YAMA, The Marmara Pera, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:93 Beyoğlu İstanbul
YAMA curator: Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu
Starts: 27.08. 2015
Ends: 27.09.2015
Screening hours: Every night from sunset to sunrise
Total Duration: 360 hours

Translation from English to Turkish for the period 12.12.2014 - 14.06.2015: Nihan Somay
Text Editing: Nihan Somay, Banu Cennetoğlu
Video king: Barış Öktem Emre Akyüz

From August 27 to September 26 2015 the list was visible in Istanbul through YAMA, a large public screen on top of The Mamara Pera Hotel in Tepebaşı. Radically different from previous formats, the entire content of the list, except the sources, has been transferred into a video format. Translated and sporadically adapted into Turkish, the final update of the document dates June 14th 2015 and uses both UNITED and migrant files as a source*. The actual screening displayed the entire document, containing the information of more than 22.342 known refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who have died within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993. The information on each individual case documented in the list, was visualized on the screen, appearing one word at a time. Screenings took place at night, from sunset to sunrise, taking exactly 360 hours to cover the document from beginning to end.

* Source:

01.01.1993 - 12.12.2014
12.12.2014 - 14.06.2015

Thanks to; Işıl Su Erdoğan, Cansu Akarsu, Ayça Akarsu, Bengi Güldoğan, Özgür Atlagan, Gonca Ceylan, Merve Kılıçer, Dot, Rodeo Gallery, Yasemin Nur, Özge Ersoy, Aybike Haydaroğlu, Süha Bilal, Deha Boduroğlu, Umut Yıldırım, Özge Açıkkol, Elif İnce, Philippine Hoegen and YAMA team.