The MAXXI stages an installation highlighting the desperate plight of the immigrants who arrive on the tiny Italian island Lampedusa in search of refuge in Europe.

Federica Cellini's installation is based on two narratives: the photographs taken the day the immigrants arrive on Lampedusa, and audio recordings made in collaboration with sound engineer Aleksander Protic.

The sounds tell the story of the journey of migrants from central Africa, travelling across the desert in trucks until their arrival in Libya, where they are often detained for months, sometimes years, before embarking on the perilous voyage across the Mediterranean and landing - if they survive - on Lampedusa.

Recalling the cramped conditions of the immigrants's journey, the installation allows visitors to enter a dark container and peer through tiny holes to see images and hear sounds.

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