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.
Kate Ogley: Songs of Displacement