I’m proud of Hull and the way it welcomes people.This project will go far to highlight that.
JOIN US IN SENDING AND FOLLOWING 1,000 SYMBOLIC SUITCASES FROM 15 TOWNS & CITIES IN NORTHERN EUROPE, IN A MODERN RETELLING OF THE TRANSMIGRANT’S STORY FROM 1848 TO 1914.
An International arts project created by Hull Businessman / Art Maker, Huw Morris Jones.
A COLLABORATION INVOLVING 5,000 ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS AND A WORLDWIDE ONLINE AUDIENCE.
1,000 purpose made white suitcases will traverse the world!
15 Cities in Northern Europe will be given a number of our suitcases for their citizens to collect and take over part of the journey to the USA. Each suitcase symbolising 2,400 individual journeys of the 2.4m transmigrants that made similar journeys from 1848 to 1914.
Coming together in 5 major art installations
In Amsterdam, Hull, Liverpool, New York and Chicago the 1000 suitcases come together, dropped off by each traveller, to create an art installation in each receiving city (see below). Presented against an interactive backdrop of easily accessible content provided by Professor Nicholas Evans.
Engaging real-time though Social Media.
Each suitcase has its own hashtag and number, e.g. #ToHull1000. Which is used by the Art Carrier and spotter to upload pictures, thoughts, movies and facts about their own journey or about the people who made the original journey. Building a growing community and content archive over the 12 months of the project.
Ending with a final suitcase auction to raise funds.
Each city will be free to respond creatively in their own way to the project. Reflecting local interest from schools, colleges and organisations eager to play their part. A final worldwide
suitcase auction from Hull in it’s UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. Streaming live to a global audience.
AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS PROJECT SCHEDULED TO START DURING HULL’S 2017 CITY OF CULTURE CELEBRATION.
OUR TO-HULL APP WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TO ACCESS DETAILED CONTENT FROM THE PERIOD.
WE AIM TO PRODUCE AUGMENTED REALITY SCENES AND 3D VIRTUAL ANIMATIONS OF THE PLACES THEY WOULD HAVE VISITED IN HULL AT THAT TIME.
Hull Paragon Station circa 1914 (Courtesy Hull College of Art & Design)