Installation view: Habeas Corpus Screen printed cotton flags in “Displaced”, The Travelling Gallery, Scotland. Photo credit: Phillip Solovjov
Habeus Corpus is a limited editioned print series playfully commenting upon British Immigration Removal Centres. The prints make reference to vintage travel posters, each recording the capacity and number of detainees at each location. Colours allude to institutional architecture and mass produced furniture found in public buldings. Recent exhibitions include; ‘Displaced’ group exhibition curated by The Travelling Gallery Scotland (spring 2019), ‘In-Transit’ solo show at Canada House Manchester - in partnership with LJ Partnership, sponsored by Ministry to Business (2018).
noun: habeas corpus
a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court, especially to secure the person's release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.
the legal right to apply for a habeas corpus writ. LATIN, literally ‘you shall have the body (in court)’.