Arrivals + Departures, Coming to Somerset House in September 2020
Produced by Artsadmin
Arrivals + Departures will premiere in Autumn 2020 at Somerset House (10th September - 10th October) and then go on to tour - venues to be announced soon.
Arrivals + Departures takes the recognisable form of an arrivals and departures board, displaying the names of people submitted by the public as a way of celebrating the birth date of a significant person (arrival) or commemorating a death (departure). Capturing both the joy and sadness of an arrivals hall or departure lounge , visitors and passers-by can choose to contribute names as a way to acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate. Names may range from the personal to the political, from our unsung personal heroes to national treasures, as they are shared on the large-scale artwork via a live interaction with a guide or online at: www.arrivalsanddepartures.net.
Integral to the artwork are a series of free events, talks and workshops inviting people to engage more deeply with the themes of life and death.
Arrivals and Departures has been supported through commissioning funds from Artsadmin, Without Walls, Freedom Festival (Hull) and Norfolk & Norwich Festival and with funding from the Create To Connect > Create to Impact network through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and public funding through Arts Council England.