Arrivals and Departures

Yara El-Sherbini and Davina Drummond

Taking the recognisable format of an arrivals and departures board, Arrivals and Departures explores attitudes to life and death. Public data is displayed online and on physical flip boards announcing births and commemorating lost lives.

The boards pay homage to the nostalgic quality of split flap displays, evoking the joy and sadness that any arrivals hall has to offer. They act as a call to action to participate in a dynamic programme of talks, workshops and one-to-one performances providing a poetic context for the public to openly reflect on birth, death and everything that lies between, from diverse cultural perspectives.

For more information on this project, please contact Nicky Childs at

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