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Wanderers (2016), 320 hardened plasticine figures, 450cm x 50cm x 70cm
'Wanderers' is a sculptural work consisting of over 300 hand-made human figures that are all walking in the same direction. At first glance, they appear to be a homogenous, threatening mass moving through the exhibition space, echoing the dehumanised language that many politicians and media outlets often use to depict migrants. On closer inspection, each figure emerges as a unique individual with its own personality. 'Wanderers' premiered at the Migration Museum Project exhibition 'Call me by my name. Stories from Calais and Beyond'. Recently critic, Eir Nolsoe wrote that it is "possibly the most important exhibition you will see this year" in his review: 'Emotive migrant exhibition pulls no punches'
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