Art knows no boundary: Paper boats line up across Lake Geneva to reveal the invisible border between Switzerland and France - GulfToday

Art knows no boundary: Paper boats line up across Lake Geneva to reveal the invisible border between Switzerland and France

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Paper boats are displayed during the cultural event by artists and activists.

Niloufar Saleem, Gulf Today

 

Hundreds of boats briefly line up across Lake Geneva on Sunday in an artistic representation of the border between Switzerland and France.

 

boats13 Artists work on the boats and prepare them to be displayed.

 

The invisible border runs for 59 km (36.7 miles) down the middle of the waterway.

 

More than 250 vessels signed up for the event.

 

boats11 The paper boats done up artistically are seen.

 

This artistic event  called "Brief Alignment" was initiated by Lausanne architect Bastian Marzoli, in Saint-Gingolph, near Geneva, Switzerland.

 

boats14 Colourful paper boats are displayed at the event.

 

The boats were represented by artists and activists as well-wishes for the delegation of the National Liberation Zapatista Army (EZLN) who are travelling on a boat called "La Montana" to Europe, in Mexico City.

 

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