Project Fear, 2019

Since the referendum on Europe on the 23rd June 2016 the questions of identity and belonging have become paramount. The British government has endorsed the removal of statutory rights common to all Europeans when they live in Britain. The exclusion of Europeans as participants in British society has been legitimized by the phrase: The people have spoken.

I explore the communicative function of knowledge. I block out the text on published studies about the impact of Brexit from 2015 to 2017reducing the forms to geometric coloured shapes.
The redaction of text carries with it the suggestion of that which is present beneath the coloured rectangles is significant by light of its absence, a reflection of the misinformation and rhetoric regarding Brexit.
The tension between the written evidence and the coloured abstract shapes creates an uncertainty which resonates with my own situation as a European.

Image size 100X100cm ; 3 Sound collages of political Brexit speeches 2015 to 2017 created in collaboration with Anna Power