A Safe Passage – Photographic/Text work, following the safe passage of a mole from Lancaster, (where it is a pest), to Kassel, Germany, (where it is protected)

A Safe Passage | 2009
Photographs with text
A Safe Passage is in part a response to a (2007) work by Martha Rosler, Kassel Gardens (from the Perspective of a Mole). Rather than pursuing ideas of human memory and haunting, it imagines the transit of a mole from the UK (where it is regarded as a pest, fit only to be trapped and killed), to Germany, where it is a protected species. Along the way, the artists consider those disparate means by which moles are persecuted, along with speculations regarding their experience and ontology through the lenses of geology, architecture, transit systems and burial rites.