(William) Blake to (Walter) Benjamin is a story about following the tracks. In this case, the roots lead from the heart of East London to the edge of Europe – and into the labyrinth. The connections lead us across art, history, politics, cinema – and the centuries – into a timeless story of displaced people.
Crossing borders overtly and covertly, it asks questions of our relationship with those who wash up on our shores and of the cost of our lifestyles today. It also invites us to draw parallels between the refugees of the 1930s and our attitudes towards them now.
But ultimately, it is about finding hope in dark times, through an unlikely hero.
As seen at Faversham Literary Festival; Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography.
This project is in development as a one-man show for summer 2022 and available for festivals etc.