Memorial Series (2012) Lambda c-type print
101cm x 72cm
Edition 1/7 + 2AE
In March 2012 - one year after Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen completed filming Promised Land he returned to Calais in France to take a series of photographs of the hideouts and hidden camps inhabited by migrants whilst trying to get to the UK. Revisiting these camps were a disturbing and almost apocalyptic sight, but the abandoned camps and hideouts also allowed for a more optimistic reading: That the migrants in the camps had managed to move on and perhaps made it to the destinations that they had risked their lives to reach. Each photo is titled in remembrance of a person who either featured in Promised Land, or individuals that the artist got to know during the production of the film, and whose destinies remain unknown.