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'NEVER SET EYES ON THE LAND'

 A collaboration with Nutkhut 

June - September 2018

A travelling installation inside a shipping container, telling the story of the largest mass migration of people in the history of the world.

 

Never Set Eyes on the Land  took it's name from a line in W.H. Auden’s caustic poem, ‘Partition’, written 20 years after the boundary lines of the Sub-Continent were drawn up by a British civil servant, who had quite literally 'never set eyes on the land'.


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Nutkhut and ourselves collaborated to work with Partition survivors, community groups, schools and heritage volunteers to create this installation that captures a part of this momentous event. 

The container travelled around the UK over the summer of 2018, appearing at festivals such as:

Greenwich and Docklands Festival / The Croydon, London & Luton Mela

 

For more information about the lead up and development of this project,

click this link for the: official event brochure

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DAY 1.
BEFORE AND AFTER 
PROCESS & development
a look into our Research & inspiration
TEAM
Sound design
Charlie Ockmore
Animation
Georgia Akbar & 
Imogen Stanley
project managers
Nutkhut team
Ajay Chhabra - Director
Rajpal Pardesi - Project Manager
Matthew Jones - Consultant Producer
Simmy Gupta - Co-Artistic Director
education and community leaders
Ellie Newland - Education and Community Manager
Dr Gavin Rand - Academic Consultant
Kiran Thapar - Education Consultant
Sarah Lowry - Oral History Trainer
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