Sally by Mark Titchner (UK)

A dreamlike film, made to feel as if one is flying through the clouds, towards the sun in search of a new destiny, is presented on a gigantic screen. 

Animated texts by Sally Sanchez (aged 13) appear as if being written in the sky. “I want to go back to Mexico with my Mum and family from England to see my best friend, cousin and Mexican family again” are layered over a soft palette of hazy translucent colours. 

 

Whilst expressing the simple desire to see one’s loved one, it’s difficult not to see this work in relation to the current political climate around migration and in particular the proposed North American/Mexican border wall.

 

Watch Sally
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 made for HULL

“I feel nervous and anxious about my words being on show in the library, but I’m interested to see what it will look like on a big screen. I don’t think people are going to be bothered when they read it, but I may be wrong. For me, my words are art and they are important to me. The clouds and colours are beautiful and I love the way Mark has made the video. If it is ever going to happen (going back to Mexico), I’ll be going back when I'm 18. And I'll probably be going alone; so this wish is merely wishful thinking, but it's a nice wish”.

 

Words by Sally Sanchez, aged 13 from Hornsea.

 

What I want more than anything else by Mark Titchner is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.

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