In Transit - Performative work filmed in site specific locations across the Mediterranean. Total duration 13.12 minutes. All Images © Elizabeth Kwant 2018.
Filmed in multiple locations In Transit traces the primary western migration route across the Mediterranean to Europe. Produced in collaboration and through a series of conversations with British based asylum seekers and refugees at The Boaz Trust Manchester. The artist embodies the positions adopted by a migrant ‘in transit’ and performs these movements within the public realm in site specific locations. The perfomances are recorded on HD Video and presented as a moving image installation with sound.
The work is intended to be performed in locations across the Mediterranean. So far, the artist has performed this work in Casablanca (Morocco), Tangier (Morocco), Algeciras (Spain), Menorca (Mediterranean). This body of work is ongoing.
Recent exhibitions include; Canada House (Manchester 2018), Radical and Real Film Shorts (HOME Manchester, 2018) Air Gallery Open (Altrincham 2018), Mediterranea (DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh) In Nothing Flat (Curated by Mark Devereux Projects, Manchester), In Transit, (Genesis Centre, Paris 2018), Across the Seas, (Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln 2018).
With thanks to The Boaz Trust, Mark Devereux Projects and The National Trust Calke Abbey.
Supported by The Seedbed Trust.
In Transit performative work in site specific locations filmed in various locations around the Mediterranean, 2017- ongoing. Copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2018.