THE CHANNEL
by Isobel Tarr (UK)

 

Saturday 19 – Wednesday 23 October

FREE 

FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

The Channel is an installation that enables you to communicate across borders. From Portsmouth, we will connect with people
indefinitely detained in UK immigration removal centres via the sculpture, which resembles an old-fashioned phone box. You are invited to listen to messages sent by real people who are in detention centres throughout the week and respond to the individuals with your own questions and thoughts. The phone booth enables an exchange of messages between Portsmouth and UK detention centres, which will later form a sound artwork.


LAUNCH CELEBRATION:
Saturday 19 October, 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Celebrate the launch of The Channel with food and discussion and exchange messages with detainees.

 


INTERACTIVE SESSION:
Wednesday 23 October, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Your chance to speak to the artist and contribute to the conversation and exchange messages with detainees.

 


CLOSING CELEBRATION:
Saturday 26 October, 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Join us at Journeys Live at Guildhall Square,
to listen to the message exchange and celebrate
our desire to connect across borders: your last
chance to leave a message.

TIMES AND LOCATION

Saturday 19 – Wednesday 23 October


11.00am – 5.00pm


University of Portsmouth
Eldon Building

PO1 2DJ

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AWARDED EFFE REMARKABLE ARTS FESTIVAL AWARD 2019-2020

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