Arrivals and Departures


Arrivals and Departures uses the format of a traditional arrivals and departures board, though instead of announcing the arrivals and departures of planes or trains it announces the names of people who are arriving (births) or departing (deaths).

The data is received directly from the general public via smartphone technology (text, tweet, or using an app) and is automatically published both on the real life boards and a virtual board online. The work is made or activated by public participation, for the public and located in a public art space, such as a festival, or a sculpture park. The work becomes an accessible artwork for people to reflect on the impermanence of now, through people participating, those viewing it, and in its use of a recognisable format, the arrivals board.

Davina Drummond & Yara El-Sherbini:
Davina Drummond and Yara El-Sherbini are two artists whose practises question the role and function of art, through using accessible and meaningful encounters. In 2016 they were British Council Fellows at Portland State University, exploring the dynamics around sustaining an arts practice and motherhood. Davina studied at Goldsmiths and The Institute of Education, and Yara has an MA from the Slade, UCL, and a BA in Fine Art In Context. They have recently collaborated on shows/projects at the Hayward Gallery, and South London Gallery.

Creation/production credits:
Produced by ArtsAdmin

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.