Bay-O-Bam Travel Immigration and Head Hunter Services, facilitates the obtaining of a migration visa.
When Greece’s debt crisis started to heavily affect the private sector and the labor market, the possibilities for immigration were publicly debated. In 2011, 2.500 Greeks migrated to Australia. The embassy of Australia, in collaboration with the Greek ministry of foreign affairs, organized open venues and workshops to facilitate the immigration process by presenting the labor opportunities opening up in Australia. Australia is officially interested in skilled Greek migrants to work in various sectors of the economy. KavecS decided to set up the Bay-O-Bam Agency, destined to facilitate the obtaining of a migration visa. The agency’s installation included a screen showing footage from the everyday life of the Greek community in Australia. The Bay-O-Bam employee interviewed each visitor and informed him/her about the official process to migrate to Australia. He also took them through tests required to get a labor visa. Those tests were also inspired by the official tests provided by the Australian government. Those interviews were recorded on tape.
To advertise the presence of the Bay-O-Bam Travel Immigration and Head Hunter Services at the 3rd Athens Biennale, KavecS distributed this press release through the Biennale’s mailing list.
The press release suggested that ‘the taboo of immigration is now broken’, and that ‘we shouldn’t see migration as a necessary evil but as a radical deterritorialization that converges with the creation of the “multitude”‘.