Wednesday, 25 May 2011

I showed Still Sounds, my main piece for the degree in the Project Space, following Globes.

This walk-through installation consists of selected family photographs printed on textile. The changes in the light and the movements of the translucent images caused by the viewer’s passage through the work echo the transience of nature and memory. The prints are presented in three layers, again to conceal and reveal at the same time.

The accompanying sound installation combines song with recordings taken over the last three years in Glasgow where I grew up, and the Western Isles where my family originates. It explores the emotional resonance of voice and its ability to trigger memory and redefine our sense of time and place.

There are two companion videos. The first, Marion-Lou, is interviews with my two Aunts talking about their lives. The second, Walk-Through, is an experimental film of the installation.

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