Since 2008 Wood has been working on a visual book titled 'Distant Neighbours'. The chapters in the book make up a series of individual exhibitions exploring global migration at site specific border crossing locations.
The First Chapter
Vecinos Distantes focused on the US / Mexican borders between Tijuana to Nogales in Mexico and Yuma to Ruby in Arizona. Wood lived in Ruby, a ghost town, for five months collecting found objects, filming and documenting her findings.
("Vecinos Distantes" is Mexican street slang for borderline states of the USA)
Chapters Two and Three
Vincini Lontani focused on Lampedusa Island and North Africa. Wood has been travelling to and from Lampedusa in the last couple of years. In 2011 she presented her findings in exhibitions at Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam and Payne Shurvell Gallery, London.
Vincini Lontani - TO6411. The Italian government has donated a migrant boat to Lucy Wood who intends to sail in 2013 from Lampedusa to London stopping at several cities, towns and villages in six European countries.
Filmed on location in Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, reflecting on the link between climate change and immigration. Wood filmed individual Syrian Farmers living in the camp on the effects of draught and the recent upraising. Wood also filmed a unique inside /outside view of the camp
Please see the press releases for each chapter for more information.