In Transit HD Video, split screens 3.33 min, 2017.

In Transit HD Video, split screens 3.33 min, 2017.

In Transit is the first in a series of short artist films performed in various locations, from a Manchester shipping container site to the Mediterranean sea. The work was produced in consultation with UK based asylum seekers and through a series of conversations with clients of The Boaz Trust, Manchester. The artist embodies the positions adopted by a migrant ‘in transit’ on their journey to the UK; crouched in a boat, hiding beneath a lorry, falling from a fence, washed up on a beach.

The work is performed by the artist in site specific locations and recorded on HD Video.

Initially produced for In Nothing Flat, a group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, as part of a year long course in which 12 artists were selected from across the UK to participate in Studiobook17 - an intensive professional development course specifically designed for artists.

All images © Elizabeth Kwant Art 2017.

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image credit: Karen Wright.image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

In Nothing Flat, group exhibition curated by Mark Devereux Projects, part of Studiobook17, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 2017. Image copyright Elizabeth Kwant 2017

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Directed and produced by Elizabeth Kwant, with thanks to Mark Devereux Projects, Rubber Goat Films, Barnabas Kwant, Olympic Storage and The Boaz Trust. All images © Elizabeth Kwant Art 2017. (All rights reserved, no image may be reproduced without written permission.)

Directed and produced by Elizabeth Kwant, with thanks to Mark Devereux Projects, Rubber Goat Films, Barnabas Kwant, Olympic Storage and The Boaz Trust. All images © Elizabeth Kwant Art 2017. (All rights reserved, no image may be reproduced without written permission.)