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Kate Daudy's Am I My Brothers Keeper at St Pauls Cathedral in London
Gareth Harris

A tent which housed a refugee family from Syria has been installed in the heart of St Pauls Cathedral in London, drawing attention to the global immigration crisis. London-based Kate Daudy obtained the tent early 2016 from UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency.

The work, entitled Am I My Brothers Keeper, has already been shown in Palermo, Segovia and Brussels. The piece is on view in the north transept of St Pauls until 27 June.

The tent was sited in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and has been embroidered with phrases and quotations picked up by Daudy in conversations with refugees, diplomats and aid workers across 60 countries caught up in the migrant crisis. These statements include: “We have lost our childhood, all of us.” The average stay in a refugee camp is around 17 years, Daudy says.

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Decorative crochet elements covering the tent were made by “internally displaced” women in Syria; these crochet circles were brought out of the war-torn country via an intricate network of journalists, filmmakers and aid workers.

Kate Daudy's Am I My Brothers Keeper at St Pauls Cathedral in London
Gareth Harris

Daudy says, “We are all connected, but how we choose to act determines our home and identity, both spiritually and physically.”

In a statement, the reverend Canon Tricia Hillas, the canon pastor of St Pauls, says: “I find the vulnerability and transitory nature of the tent at the centre of this installation—sheltered as it is for a time within this vast solid cathedral—deeply moving.”

Later this year, Daudy will show works at the Saatchi Gallery in London linked to a major exhibition of King Tutankhamuns treasures. The show

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