The Screening

Asylum- The Asylum system in the UK

This work was a response to refugee week. A narrative piece in the form of a zine illustrating the process people go through when applying for Asylum in the UK. The work was also produced as a set of postcards created to send to MPs to demonstrate against the current refugee policies in the UK. Proceeds went to the Refugee Council.

The project was selected for publication in the magazine Artists Responding To. You can view the magazine here

Front cover of ARTISTS RESPONDING TO Issue 4
Details of article in the magazine 'Artists Responding To'. It shows a picture of Alice on playing cards with a giant hand above her as if to flick her off. Next to this is a summary of the work and a tea party image.
Alice is with the a giant caterpillar, wrapped around her. The caterpillar points at her and asks that she explain herself. Alice replies " I cant for I can't understand it myself" The caption reads "Yes all over again. You'll tell your story five times a week. To just talk about your journey is too much pressure and its like OK I don't want to talk about it but you have to".
Alice stands on a house of cards, a large hand reaches over as it to flick her off. The card reads " Asylum"
Alice is falling down the rabbit hole. She looks toward the White Rabbit who holds a flower and watch. The rabbit is dress in uniform with hand cuffs and a baton.
The image is of a sand timer, Alice is trapped in a jar inside the sand timer. The Cheshire cat looks on smiling. The caption reads " I was told that my case would be resolved in two weeks. I was in detention for two and a half months. There is no time frame for when it might be resolved, you don't know when you are going to be released."
Alice sits at the far end of the table. To the right of the image a man in a top hat pours tea into the mouth of a rabbit in a Union Jack waste coat. They are all sat at a long table laid with a tea party. A mouse is sleeping in a cup. The caption reads "I get £6 a day to live on I want to work, I want to be valued, I want to live\2
A girl resembling Alice in Wonderland looks toward a white rabbit, taller than her and dressed in uniform with handcuffs and batton