Diary of Transience

Venue: Nationwide

Dates: October 2015 – June 2016

Diary of Transience

Britain’s national identity is in a state of flux.  How are its immigrant sub cultures changing what it means to be British?  What are their stories? How have they influenced their surroundings? What do their homes and work spaces look like?  What are their thoughts?  What do they eat? What songs do they sing? What can we learn from each other?

To explore this very important conversation, Artist couple Ketna Patel and Jonathan Reading are transforming a vintage Silver Shadow Rolls Royce into a mobile Art laboratory which will travel through immigrant Britain from Oct 2015 – June 2016.  Using actual encounters and contributions from the public, they will document and archive their findings using photography, film, music and words.  These will be broadcast on the festival’s social media platforms, and also on the Artist’s website and facebook page.  The findings will culminate in a multi media exhibition in July / Aug 2016. 

For more info on the Artists click here.

We invite you to share your thoughts, photographs, stories, videos etc that CELEBRATE the kaleidoscope human family.  (Please refrain from negative politicizing)

If you would like to be part of this expansive project, the following are ways you can contribute:

  1. If you are a first, second or third generation immigrant living in Britain, think you have an interesting story and would like to be interviewed, please email us on contact@ketnapatel.com
  2. We welcome photographs / stories that speaks of your transition to this country.  For Facebook contributions, please log onto https://www.facebook.com/Ketna.Patel.Studio

For more current updates on the travelling Artists’ itinerary, please refer to the festival Facebook or Twitter.