I was Digital Artist in Residence at the Museum of Oxford June-November 2017, culminating in an exhibition forming part of the Journeys to Oxford project.
Using methods developed in previous work, I spent the first few months making contact with recent migrants to Oxford who had not been part of an arts project before, as well as people who were engaged with asylum or community services in Oxford. I conducted long-form, unstructured interviews with participants, discussing their experiences of arriving in the UK and particularly, the importance of technology in their journey. Maintaining contact with home, finding work and shelter in the UK, being monitored by governments and much else was a critical part of participants' experiences.
I then wrote a short narrative, comprised of experiences described by participants, but with a fictional central character. We filmed in London (an almost universal stopping point for participants on their journey), and I also filmed in other European cities that participants had passed through on their journeys.