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Abandonment and Migration

Abandonment and Migration
Sculptural installation by Alison Lochhead

08 April 2017 until 27 May 2017

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 What do you think when you come across an abandoned shoe?  Each shoe holds the story of the person who wore it. Conflicts force people to leave their homes and walk vast distances, enduring unimaginable hardships. Worldwide 65 million people are fleeing their home as it is not safe enough to stay.

The work made by Alison Lochhead reflects upon the memory of actions and experiences of people over time. The earth retains the marks made by humans and the memory of their presence and the injustices inflicted. Each person’s memory and experience is different and only parts remain, there is no ‘wholeness’, only fragments, but when different memories are pieced together they make a collective reflection and memory.