We Speak Their Names in Hushed Tones


Following the stories of family members of missing migrants in Benin City, Nigeria, this project explores the psychological effect of the consequences of irregular migrations on families who are left clueless as to the whereabouts of their loved ones. Using an installation art that makes use of photography, virtual reality (VR), sound (real life interview recordings) and a 40 foot recycled shipping container to represent the emptiness and sadness that exist in the minds of left behind family members of missing migrants, audience will be immersed in the rooms of two family members as they narrate their pains, anxieties, fears and unresolved hopes.