Seamless Transitions, 2015
James Bridle

Animation by Picture Plane
Digital video, 5:28 min, 1920 x 1708 cm
Commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery

London Seamless Transitions was supported by Nome, Berlin, and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Seamless Transitions is a virtual tour of three British sites of immigration detention, trial and deportation, modeled on planning documents and eyewitness accounts to recreate the highly political but architecturally bland spaces that a denied asylum seeker would pass through before their rendition by air – spaces that are otherwise invisible to public life. As Susan Schuppli, Director for the Centre of Research Architecture, writes, the video reveals “the infrastructures of violence in which logistics, architecture, State power and the law collude to produce the smooth spaces of terror.”

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