Borders and Bodies: the ethical problem with detention centres

Clause 39 of the Magna Carta is used to justify unethical detentions in Britain today Photo by Mariusz Prusaczyk Magna Carta’s Clause 39 was the catalyst for my interest in this residency. I was struck by the apparent conflict between the words drafted in 1215, and the current state of British legislation – which allows … Continue reading Borders and Bodies: the ethical problem with detention centres

Meteorite Lands on Wormwood Scrubs: the challenging work of Cornelia Parker

“An alien object from space, the meteorite, embodies the fear of the unknown, fear of the future.” Cornelia Parker is an installation artist and sculptor best known for destroying a shed in the name of art…However, I’m interested in her piece Meteorite Lands on Wormwood Scrubs which is part of the British Council’s Private Utopias … Continue reading Meteorite Lands on Wormwood Scrubs: the challenging work of Cornelia Parker