As a development of ‘Portland Stories’ which collected anecdotes and oral histories from people who live and/or work on Portland, the QUARTERS KIDS project gathered stories from the families of prison officers, past and present, who had lived in accommodation at the Verne or Borstal prisons on Portland. Absolute again collaborated with the Portland academy school, recording interviews which were added to the Portland Stories collection

https://sites.google.com/a/ipaca.org.uk/portland-dorset—aural-history-archive/home

and formed the basis of a site-specific piece, created by Peter Cann, Simon Fraser and students and performed in the Governor’s Garden, The Grove. 2015-16

Film by Milo Fraser
Film by Nicolai Kornum
Film by Nicolai Kornum