SHUT DOWN MANUS / CLOSE NAURU
Collaboration with Will Foster and Asha Bee Abraham.
One year after the murder of Iranian asylum seeker, Reza Berati, on Australia’s offshore detention centre, Australia’s immigration and border policy had only become more inhumane. In response, three artists commissioned a skywriter to scrawl these imperatives in the sky over Australia’ most important cities: above Parliament House and Sydney Harbour. A message to Australia’s politicians and public, the international community and the asylum seekers themselves. The project was crowdfunded with contributions from 348 supporters.