There's still time to see Jennifer Martin's solo show TEETH - which is now showing at Primary in Nottingham until 25 January 2020. Jennifer will also be leading a tour of the exhibition on Sunday 15 December, 2pm

Jennifer Martin: TEETH

Primary, Nottingham 

25 October 2019 – 25 January 2020
 

TEETH is a new video installation developed through collaboration and discussion with UK-based immigrants, exploring the entanglement of love, power, and administration.

 

In January 2017, former Home Secretary Amber Rudd wrote, ‘Illegal and would-be illegal migrants and the public…need to know that our immigration system has “teeth”’. Her letter, written to then Prime Minister Theresa May, was leaked in April 2018 amid the Windrush Scandal. Teeth are the bite of the UK immigration system, its violence and desirous devouring.

 

In the film, an eager couple encounters a check of their Spousal Visa application. They re-enact text and email correspondence, and endure a fire-round of questioning. A Home Office agent acts as the personification of ‘teeth’; we follow them in their daily routine.

 

TEETH navigates how immigrants can be consumed by systems that seek to churn them up and spit them out – somewhere, elsewhere.

 

PLUS . . . 

 

On Sunday 15 December at 2pm, join artist Jennifer Martin for a tour of her current exhibition, TEETH, for a chance to gain insight into her process and ask questions about the work.

 

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