The project considers the nature and affects of cross-border separation for partners and families, including ways in which people engage in transnational communication in order to maintain emotional connections when apart.
The small-scale study reflects on how the stories and experiences of affected partners and families as well as accounts from family immigration caseworkers and advocates can be represented and visualised in creative ways. The exhibition features illustration work and co-produced mixed-media artefacts which are inspired and informed by interviews and dialogues with the research participants. These forms aim to unsettle and disrupt institutional framing and positioning of migrants and their loved ones. Participants’ contributions have been anonymised.
The project aims to make visible the challenging realities of people’s struggles to be together.
The research project has been funded by a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Development Award at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and is supported by UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre.
The project features artwork by Radley Cook.
Preview Mon 30th July 2018, 6-8pm
Tues 31st July – 3rd August, 11-5pm
Venue: SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
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