Pick up the Pieces is a broken wall filled with voices. The visitor is invited to listen to sonic content captured in rubble. The wall is thus a barrier to open dialogue and information, physically and metaphorically, creating a global murmur through direct engagement with the stories the pieces reveal – individual realities of people suffering from loss of home and place due to war, torture or political prosecution. With this work I address the global crisis of migration, and a shift in societies towards physical isolation and individualism as a barrier to cultural conglomeration.
The setup contains a wall playing a soundloop and eight speakers telling stories.
Masterproject, Royal College of Art,
Displayed at Hockney Gallery, London