Ty Faruki

The Fence:

Recovering from conflict and genocide more than 27 years ago, Rwanda is still excavating and looking for loved ones.

Existing behind a fence of corrugated metal partition lies a mass grave of bodies just a stone's throw from a bustling marketplace selling everyday items enjoyed the world over.

'The Fence' examines the subconscious complexities many Rwandans juggle with as they go about their day knowing that behind this partition, lies a history many find difficult to discuss as they try to move forward. It remains difficult, as many must pass, work and live within proximity of a site excavating an uncomfortable point in Rwanda's history.

These difficulties are often overlooked as the country continues to search for lost relatives, friends and acquaintances in a country that still endures a devastating moment.

It is an analysis of a historical conflict, one that is complex as Rwanda tries to move towards unity; though common articles of life act as containers for trauma, such as the fence.