Flora Laney-Hubbard: “Fake” passport

What types of paperwork constitute “authentic” belonging? How can fake passports and forged documents shine a satirical light on the fallacy of modern citizenship? What is a genuine passport? Using my knowledge of digital illustration I have made a ‘Fake Passport’, using the image of the home secretary Priti Patel, who is often the face of the current British government’s immigration, deportation and border control policies. I used this work to consider the challenges that fakes bring to socially constructed conceptions of belonging and exclusion, community values, the nation-state and citizenship as a fabrication.