'Time Doesn't Stand Still' 2019 - 5 minute video on a loop

This work is a collaboration with a number of incredible brave women – a mother, a journalist a fitness instructor, a student and an artist. They are also asylum seekers who have had to flee their countries due to fear of persecution, war or violence. Now in Norway their lives have been put on hold, stripped of any agency they play a desperate waiting game while a system decides their fate. The work examines this fragile position and the immense inner strength required to keep going. We are asked to acknowledge these women not as asylum seekers but as individuals with dreams, desires and hopes for a better future – one where they will be secure and safe in order to live life rather than merely survive. This work was created during a residency with Nordland Akademi - Norway. (Documentation by Odd Johan Forsnes)