A hand drawn crow sits on barbed wire, against a light pink and blue sky

Parham Ghalamdar, Birds or Borders, 2021. Still from video. Courtesy the artist

Parham Ghalamdar, Birds or Borders, 2020

Artist: Parham Ghalamdar

Title: Birds or Borders

Year: 2020

Medium: Animated video

Dimensions: 6m12s

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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”.