Mansions of the Future and the Justice, Arts & Migration Network are inviting applications from artists, poets, writers, spoken word performers and composers working with the medium of the written / spoken word or sound to create a work that responds to the themes of involuntary institutional detention, or structural violence and immigration. Both individuals and collectives are welcome to apply.
For more information and to apply: Morton-Hall-Commission-Call-Out.
Deadline for submissions: Monday 20 January 2020 (5pm).
The work will be presented as part of the ‘Morton Hall Big Walk’ project. On Saturday 28 March 2020, commissioned artist, Natasha Davis, will devise and lead a 10 mile walk from Lincoln Castle (Lincoln’s Victorian Prison) to Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre (Swinderby, Lincolnshire). Participants, collaborators, communities and members of the public will be invited to join in at any stage during the walk. The ancient practices of pilgrimage and walking the walls, beating the bounds, will be re-oriented to an acknowledgment of how the policy of detention without trial plays out in real time for real people in our own county. The walk will not mimic or replicate the work and activities of existing protest and asylum support organisations but will be a collective action, response and acknowledgement of the detention / removal centre and the lives within.