Postcards from Nowhere
Postcards from Nowhere (2015) is an eerie collection of images appropriated from Google Street View which depicts the closest outsides of the 11 Immigration Removal Centres in UK. The project shares its name with the non-places the postcards portray while aiming to create awareness about the imprisonment conditions in which individuals are kept although they have never been convicted for a crime. The lack of judicial oversight and the lengthy bureaucratic delays often prevent a person from being released, even if there is no evidence that the detainee will present a harm or a burden to society if allowed to remain at large while their situation is examined. The use of Google Street View imagery connects with the dualistic ideals of freedom and imprisonment that the digital all-seeying-eye brings along.