… as we enter the second room, we encounter the militarised borders of Europe where many of the people featured in this exhibition remain stuck waiting for a place to call home. Curtains trace the shorelines of the Mediterranean at one end and the Black Sea at the other. Videos are placed according to the places they were made or those that people spoke of in their stories. The shimmering sea marks the edge of Europe but also of its hospitality.
The third room leads us out of Europe. Tucked in a corner we hear of journeys made across a post-Soviet landscape by people displaced by war and of complex lives caught between two opposing sides.
In the fourth room, we find ourselves looking down at a strangely shaped peninsula; what looks like a sleepy town is nestled in the dusty landscape. Here we are confronted with the reality of journeys made in search of a better life. These are not stories of refuge in the standard sense – not everyone is fleeing war or persecution. But they are all escaping difficult lives in search of something or somewhere better.”