Radio Anti at CGP

Radio Anti are the first commissioned artists-in-residence in CGP’s recently launched Bermondsey Bothy. During their residency, Radio Anti will research allegory, metaphor and other literary devices within the immigration process for asylum seekers.

Despite being presented as objective and unauthored statements of fact, administrative and legislative documents are often rich in allegory and metaphor. Over the course of a month, Radio Anti will collect documents relating to immigration and asylum and subject them to a literary critique, understanding them through their textual and stylistic elements, rather than their political and legal implications.

As part of its research Radio Anti will work with young refugees studying English at the Bosco Centre located across the road from the northern entrance to Southwark Park, to untangle the fictions, ambiguities and absurdities experienced by those navigating the UK’s immigration system.

Below you can explore the documents, recorded conversations and writing Radio Anti have produced while in residence.