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White City (2007)

This project looks at the differences between imagined possibilities and reality through the eyes of a migrant. Lunar House is perceived as the front line of Britain’s immigration service and is for many people the first step in a quest to be accepted into a carefully-regulated ‘inside State’.

The building which houses the UK Border Agency, a fearfully drab concrete slab of bureaucracy in East Croydon is placed in relation to two almost symmetrical portraits of Leon, a blonde British child.

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Im a Chilean born, London based visual artist and researcher. My practice explores and reflects on the geo-political power dynamics in mineral industries, geographies and historical narratives. My interconnected research projects involve extensive historical research, fieldwork, the collection of archival materials, new photographic documentation with large format cameras and diverse forms of mapping. My work develops using site-specific working methodologies.

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