The Channel is an installation that enables you to communicate across borders. For nine days, people in Manchester will be able to connect with people indefinitely detained in UK immigration removal centres via the sculpture, which resembles an old fashioned phone box. You are invited to listen to messages sent by real people in these centres throughout the week, and respond to the individuals with your own questions and thoughts. The phone booth enables the exchange of messages between Manchester and UK detention centres, which will later form a sound artwork.
These ‘exchange’ times will be delivered in collaboration with local community groups actively engaged in campaigning to end detention in the UK, where you can also learn and share ideas for breaking down borders in our communities.