Film-maker Penny Woolcock, sculptor Antony Gormley and several other international artists worked alongside local musicians, singers, actors, costume-makers and set-builders to create a timeless story of identity, migration and the great movement of peoples in search of a promised land.
Written and directed for Artangel by acclaimed filmmaker Penny Woolcock, the story of Exodus was told for the present day as a feature film for theatrical release and Channel 4 broadcast in 2007. The many strands of Exodus came together, meanwhile, on 'Exodus Day' in September 2006. Giant photographs of Margate's younger new arrivals led from the sea front to the town centre. A fictional politician gave a speech to a real crowd. And in the evening a song was performed for each of the ten deadly plagues while, above it all, Anthony Gormley's giant Waste Man sculpture was burned to the ground.