The work we have been making here over the last 12 months has gone under the working title of ‘Littoral’. Initially informed by an ecological imperative – the problems the littoral encounters through pollution and climate change – it soon became apparent that ‘littoral’ meant something much more. It is a narrative space, not simply geographic, and narratives woven into its long history are human in scale, whether encapsulating the idea of a voyage, physical and imaginary, or in terms of its role as a border with special regard to the littoral along this coastline with regard to migration routes between Europe and Africa, both historical and contemporary.
The term ‘flotsam and jetsam’ is useful in defining a starting point for our work – looked at through a variety of lenses, it can be applied to pollution and debris, as its usual meaning from maritime law infers; in a more human manifestation with regard to migrants and refugees (we include ourselves as migrants in this respect); and, culturally its use infers transition and transference of ideas and therefore identities.
The following work is just a sample of our current output. If you would like to talk to us regarding the work, or if you would like to see more, please get in touch using the 'Contact' form to the left.