'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: