In Transit, HD video with sound, split screens. 2017- ongoing. All images © Elizabeth Kwant Art 2018.
In Transit traces journeys from the port of Tangier (Morocco) to the lighthouse in Casablanca, beside the Mediterranean Sea, in the port of Algeciras Spain, a shipping container site in Manchester and a stately home in England. The artist embodies the positions and postures adopted by a migrant ‘in transit’ on their journey to the UK and performs these choreographed movements in site specific locations. The work references conversations between the artist and failed asylum seekers recorded at The Boaz Trust, Manchester (2017). Through performing these journeys in specific locations the artist traces the primary western migration route into Europe. The work is intended to be presented as an installation; and includes work in video, photography and sound.
With thanks to Mark Devereux Projects, The National Trust, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire and The Boaz Trust, Manchester. Image © Elizabeth Kwant. All rights reserved 2018.