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Sally (2017)

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.

"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."

Sally Sanchez, aged 13 from Hornsea