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Amp Art: Refuge/e

Hillside
18 Mar–26 Mar 2017

Refuge/e was a project that transported a shelter from Lebanon to locations around the UK, giving visitors a first-hand sense of what it is to be a Syrian refugee in the Middle East. The installation began it's UK tour at YSP in March 2017. 

Learning first-hand from displaced Syrians, Amp Art, an anthropological art collective, constructed the shelter using a combination of emergency shelter kits and local materials. The tent was furnished with plaster and brass casts of possessions typically found in these homes, and was covered with old plastic advertising boards used for insulation.
 
Through the space, visitors heard the unfiltered voices of refugees speaking about their daily experiences, illustrating the struggle for normality – cooking, cleaning and learning – amid the fragments of displaced lives.

Supported by Arts Council England, UNHCR, the British Council and the Art Fund.