The Last Breath is an immersive sound and photographic installation. It shades a light on the dangerous Mediterranean crossings, a tragic and alarming situation to which too many people have become too familiar with. In the dark, the viewer is immersed in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, a cemetery where so many migrants have lost their lives in search of a better future. Katel Delia honours them through an installation made up of hundreds of photographs of divers’ bubble plumes that she has taken under water. The pictures’ size is relative to the number of people who died or went missing in the places indicated on the map in the years 2014, 2015, 2016*.

*Katel Delia’s work is based on the data from the “Missing migrants” project by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

About the artist

Born in 1975, Katel Delia lives between Malta and Paris. She obtained a DNSEP in 1999 in Rennes and works in the digital industry. She has recently returned to her artistic practice. She received the CAP Prize in 2021. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Malta, France and Switzerland.