Kate Ogley: Songs of Displacement

Deleway is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan

The work situated in a World War 2 bunker makes the inherent connection between war and displaced people. I wanted to celebrate the traces of culture that people bring with them to this country from a diverse range of places. I invited a group of seven asylum seekers and refugees from the Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support Centre in Plymouth to sing songs from their homeland. I was concerned with the idea of the essential song or Cantus Firmus that expresses something fundamental about who we are.

Ghirat is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan

Abdillah is an asylum seeker from Somalia

One comment

  1. Chris wood

    Although I can only see stills online, this looks like powerful socially committed work.

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