Krzysztof Wodiczko: Guests at Northlight (Brierfield) Mill

“Instead of feeling safe, they suffer repetition of their trauma”

Reflecting on the current migratory crisis, Krzysztof Wodiczko’s large-scale art installation Guests (2009) is presented in the extraordinary setting of a derelict cotton mill in Brierfield, Lancashire. In collaboration with In-Situ, the artist is interrogating issues around migration and the displacement of people, engaging with local communities, policy-makers and visitors to the area. The iconic Northlight (Brierfield) Mill, where the work is presented for four weekends only until 11 June 2017, is a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1832.

Guests is part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, which brings works by international artists presented at the 2016 festival of contemporary art to six arts organisations in the North of England.

Video by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services