Artist: Parham Ghalamdar
Title: Birds or Borders
Medium: Animated video
Acquisition info: Co-commissioned for the Collection during the first Covid-19 lockdown, in collaboration with Castlefield Gallery. Watch the full video, and read an Q&A with the artist, here.
“Birds or Borders explores the medium of expanded painting and drawing, and responds to the context of Covid 19 lockdowns. Each of us experienced a unique context in lack of freedom of movement: people were not authorized to leave their houses. However the restriction of movement is nothing new. Asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants and people holding week passports have been dealing with life-threatening forms of such limitations; Trump’s travel ban is perhaps an radical example of it. Hopefully this situation would result in having more sympathy with each other”.