When explaining to a peer about my plans for looking into the manual shredding of images to be representational of forced labour in dente ion camps, we started to discuss how travellers can also end up in these forced working conditions.
I was told about how two girls who my peer had met on holiday in Thailand had been put on a working contract which claimed they would be working in an animal sanctuary which looked after animals who otherwise would be killed and exploited. However, when the girls arrived, contract signed, their sleeping conditions hosted a number of infected animals and they were unable to go out after working hours to socialise, shop or use their free time. The animals they were supposedly looking after were kept in awful conditions and the girls weren’t allowed to leave their jobs because of the contracts they’d signed.
I think its interesting to head through conversation the idea of forced labour being even closer to home than we might think or experience. Even though these situations might not be as extreme as those of labour camps, I think it could be interesting to research these experiences more.
I might include this information in the format of printed documents and imagery within my own shredded information for my final display.