A still-life of figs slowly defrosting, accompanied by a professional audio-description of a performance by a group of young female actors outside the Home Office (November 2019).
The sound was recorded using a hidden microphone worn by professional audio-describer, William Elliot, who observed the scene. The performance was one of a series involving ambiguous and subtle acts of resistance in places where governmental decisions are made and state power is wielded. Quietly turning a watchful gaze on the agencies, institutions and employees that enact the 'hostile environment’, and austerity policies of Conservative and coalition governments since 2010.
Audio description by William Elliot
Performers: Kemz Ade, Francine De Clercq, Johanna Korte, Sharonjot Mahi, Chanelle McKenzie, Shavana Miah
Production assistants: Charlie Coffey and Marcus Orlandi