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Hostile Environment

In the animation Hostile Environment (a term used by Theresa May whilst Home Secretary in relation to the countries stance on illegal immigration) pencil drawings from the Seascapes with Void series are turned into a graphic code that regurgitate key divisive words used within political rhetoric.

 

The work acknowledges the difficulty in understanding the experience of the migrant journey and also references the complexity of government policy on immigration.

Download a PDF of the code

Hostile Environment, Animation 2m 56 sec 

Above is a section from the animation

Hostile Environment, Installation at ASC Gallery, London