For this last First Thursdays event of 2018 artist Tintin Wulia invites you to take part in 'Make Your Own Passport' (2014–ongoing), a participatory public installation and workshop on citizenship, border-crossing and statelessness. Held previously in markets and public places, Wulia invites members of the public to make their own passport—assigned randomly based on passports from around the world—with a number of participants assigned ‘stateless’ status. Personalise and bind your new passport and take part in open conversations around issues of migration.
Working closely with local collaborators Misha Emingerova and Stephen Jorgensen, Wulia’s 'Make Your Own Passport' becomes part of 'The Passport Chain', a social campaign supporting refugees and people seeking asylum. 'The Passport Chain', initiated with the Romero Multicultural Hub and Lourdes Hills College, spans a network of organisations including Refugees Welcome Australia.
This event forms part of Wulia’s contribution to Artspace's 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS; a year-long project highlighting artistic practice across Asia, inviting creative responses to political and social issues.
Find out more about Wulia's practice on the IMA website here: http://bit.ly/tintinwulia
Photo courtesy of the artist, Art Gallery of Windsor, Next City and Daris Jasper/Culture Saving.