Installation view: “Habeas Corpus” Canada House Manchester | Screen Prints on Cotton Flags | 100 x 150cm | 2018
Habeus Corpus is a limited editioned screen print series playfully commenting upon Immigration Removal Centres in the United Kingdom. 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.
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)’.