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.