Bordered Miles

Bordered Miles is an exhibition and day-long, live-streamed group walk from the centre of Glasgow to Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre, approximately 26 miles south of the city. An extension of Iman Tajik’s ongoing interest in making work for the public realm, the walk invites participants, both physically and virtually, to pay close attention to the movement of bodies as a natural right of any species.

Bordered Miles emphasises the ways that bodily movement crosses or is constrained by multiple borders, both visible and invisible. Tajik’s work frequently focuses on these socio-political divisions and this project scrutinises the ways in which these borders affect some far more than others. The walk itself involves a small group of participants, as well as being live-streamed online, and there is also an exhibition of related works taking place as part of Glasgow International.

Bordered Miles concludes as the physical participants arrive at the Immigration Removal Centre to raise and fly a flag made by Tajik out of an emergency safety blanket as a symbol of reclaiming that political space.

Co-developed in partnership with Deveron Projects

Awarded the Glasgow International 2020 Graduate Bursary

Supported by Creative Scotland, Glasgow International, Hope Scott Trust, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Project manager: Natalie Nicolaides