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photoblog image "Suspended" - a concern to all of us

"Suspended" - a concern to all of us

 

"An evocative artwork highlighting the plight of refugees around the world was to be hung in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral.

Suspended by the British artist Arabella Dorman is made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing, found largely on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos and kindly donated by the Starfish Foundation and the Dirty Girls of Lesvos charities.

The clothing appears to hover approximately three metres above the ground and the installation is lit from the centre so that the clothes are seen clearly and then lost in shadow. As the installation brightens, it represents the light of hope by which a refugee is carried forwards. As it dims, it seeks to remind the viewer that refugees may be left unseen and in darkness if their situation is forgotten.

Included amongst the clothes hung in Canterbury are those left behind in the makeshift camps set up in Calais."

"Suspended" - a concern to all of us

 

"An evocative artwork highlighting the plight of refugees around the world was to be hung in the Nave of Canterbury Cathedral.

Suspended by the British artist Arabella Dorman is made up of hundreds of items of refugee clothing, found largely on the beaches of the Greek island of Lesbos and kindly donated by the Starfish Foundation and the Dirty Girls of Lesvos charities.

The clothing appears to hover approximately three metres above the ground and the installation is lit from the centre so that the clothes are seen clearly and then lost in shadow. As the installation brightens, it represents the light of hope by which a refugee is carried forwards. As it dims, it seeks to remind the viewer that refugees may be left unseen and in darkness if their situation is forgotten.

Included amongst the clothes hung in Canterbury are those left behind in the makeshift camps set up in Calais."

comments (10)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Jun 2018, 02:58
obviously a group of people who have a heart for refugees

too many people; including leader of countries, do not care at all, have no sympathy, let alone empathy for others

very moving image
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Jun 2018, 05:49
Quelle bonne idée d'avoir fait cela.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Jun 2018, 06:26
This installation is a really powerful statement
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jun 2018, 07:20
It makes a very strong statement but I wonder if the clothing may be better used by given to those who have lost everything in their plight to find a better life elsewhere?
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jun 2018, 07:26
A terrific art piece Philine. My only criticism is that it looks rather good and pleasing, happy almost. But then, that is the object of art.
It is giving a powerful message about the plight of refugees
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 12 Jun 2018, 08:14
What a good piece of art! But the sad thing is, that its proably most seen by people who already have a heart and understanding for refugees, the one who don´t, would not go in to see this...
I think its most impressive when its becoming darker, when the light is fading away
I remember an American exhibition made with items found at the Mexican border.
A poignant reminder of the suffering that refugees go through each and every day in trying for a better way of life. Your title is very apt, Philine.
Great stuff!

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