Set in the near future Jason is a man fighting for his life in the Mediterranean Sea. In the EU, the manufacturing industry and job security is long gone and people compete for poorly paid, casual work. The economy has imploded, hospitals and state schools are closing, trains rarely run. Politically, the far right has become increasingly influential, taking advantage of people’s frustrations to stoke resentment against immigrants. Throughout Europe, borders have been closed.
‘Quicksand’ is also a video/audio installation, currently showing as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Humber Street Gallery in the exhibition Somewhere Becoming Sea curated by Steven Bode, director of Film and Video Umbrella, until 17th June 2017.