For several years, Thibault Laget-ro has been interested in the concept of freedom and in one person’s experience of itrelative tothat of another and according to various cultural contexts. His art practice contrasts those who live through events that undermine freedom and their violent consequences, with those who witness these tensions, at a later time several thousand kilometers away in considerable comfort.
To do this, he works in collaboration with war correspondents. This is the way that he has looked at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab Spring and, more recently, the war in Syria before this became an international concern.
Gradually, the exodus, this ultimate flight to escape death, has become his main concern. Since then, he has endeavoured to trace this journey of crossing the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most perilous and dreaded expanses of water.