Arrivals + Departures is an interactive installation that explores life and love through our experiences of birth and death, two emotive moments that are common to us all no matter who we are, and which can evoke huge depths of feeling. Using the instantly recognisable form of a station or airport arrivals and departures board, the artwork invites the public to share names and celebrate a birth or commemorate a death.
As global communities we have all been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and experienced collective grief. War and racial and social injustice are topics at the forefront of the contemporary consciousness, and this seems a fitting moment to question who and how we commemorate. Arrivals + Departures proposes a level playing field where all the names put forward are recognised in the same way, regardless of who they are.
Find out more here: ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/yara-davina-arrivals-departures
More on Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Summer of Love: ysp.org.uk/exhibitions/the-summer-of-love
YARA + DAVINA, Arrivals + Departures. Installation view at BAM, New York, Spring 2021. Photo © Sam Polcer