University of the Arts London
This art installation narrates the true life experience of a refugee rescued from the clutches of the sea after a perilous crossing from Tunisia.
It is based on the book ‘The Optician of Lampedusa’ by Emma Jane Kirby (with permission from the author and publisher Penguin). It combines video, 3D printed sculpture, binaural audio, and mixed reality to invoke an empathic response from the viewer.
Its aim is to create a more sympathetic public attitude to the plight of refugees.
It was the subject of a BBC Radio 4 documentary for iPM on 14 July 2017 after showing at UAL Camberwell College of Art.