The Vessel (2012) is the title of a performance and installation that recount the artist’s attempts to access and photograph the UK’s only prison ship of modern times, Her Majesty’s Prison The Weare. Decommissioned in 2005 and until recently located in Portland Harbour, this vessel is now somewhere in Nigeria’s troubled oil fields. The story of the barge will take us from Sweden to the Falkland Islands, from Germany to Manhattan, and involves engineers, ship spotters, soldiers, and Mike’s brother, Chris. This project will be sited high on the cliff top immediately overlooking the former location of this notorious vessel. The Jailhouse Café, located inside another prison, H.M.P. The Verne, is staffed by prisoners and boasts one of the finest coastal views in the South of England.