"Migration is like a journey."
"Migration is like a great stormy sea that swallows up more and more people. People caught in this flow become similar, faceless" says artist. In the melting pot of big cities these people are perceived as part of the same tribe; they lose their individual attributes and blend into one another. Ksenia hopes that In the Cold will raise awareness of the plight of these forgotten migrants so that they might be granted more social and financial support in their new home.
"To apply an illustration already made, a migration is like the knight's move at chess. If these intervening parts be portions of the ocean, or a river, their ..."
"a small amount of it is pleasant and even has benefits. But too much is deadly."
"To assume that one can stop migration is like assuming you can stop the rain. It is nonsense. Migration is a product of a whole host of factors. Just think of our public health model of interconnectedness. Migration is one of those interconnected nodes."
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