Bordered Lives: Immigration Detention Archive

Bordered Lives: Immigration Detention Archive
Library Shelf Location 17.BORD
Publication Date 02 Feb 2021

Drawing on original documents, photographs, and detainee artwork, this book offers a unique insight into the experience of immigration detention in the United Kingdom. With interdisciplinary backgrounds in art, design, and criminology, the authors present views of everyday life under this form of border control. In offering a glimpse within these hidden sites, they explore fundamental questions about coercion, censorship, and control, as well as belonging and resistance.

This book introduces the Immigration Detention Archive and reflects on the conditions under which art is supposed to be produced (and is undermined) in institutional spaces. Mixing shadow puppetry, photographic slides, video, architectural models, and spoken word, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll’s performance Men in Waiting presents the effects of indeterminate detention, bureaucratic indifference, and banality on the subjectivity of the incarcerated.

ISBN 9783956793714
Quantity 1
Pages 144pp, 21.5cm x 31cms
Authors Mary Bosworth, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Christoph Balzar
Format Hardcover
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artist Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Category Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keyword Immigration
Language English

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