New Art Highlights
4 - 10 February 2019
New Art Highlights of the week includes Helen Barff, Steve Dutton, Lucy Wright and Aether and Hemera
Memory of Clothes - Worthing Museum by Helen Barff
In May 2018 I received an Arts Council grant to develop my on going research in to autobiographical memory and clothing in partnership with Worthing Museum and the writer Suzanne Joinson. Since then we have been exploring Worthing Museum’s extensive clothing collection and hearing personal stories of elderly residents at a local care home through a series of workshops. We are interested in how these memories of clothes connect to location, the local landscape, to land, air and sea. The result will be a podcast and an exhibition at the Museum from 23rd February 2019.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Que Sera, 2019 by Steve Dutton
A digital print. This work continues recent text based work by superimposing a text over an image of the my daughter when she was 1 year old. The text is a play on the way a child might ask repetitive innocent questions, yet here , the apparent simplicity of the text belies a complex grammatical structure and philosophical propositions. The text begins by asking ‘What was?’, ‘What is?’, ‘What will be?’ but then moves into more difficult territory by asking questions such as , ‘What is ‘was’? ‘What is ‘is’’, ‘What is will be’? , as if questioning the nature of language and the notions of the past, present and future.
By ending on the phrase ‘what will be will be’ the text comes full circle by summoning the image of a mother singing the consoling song, “Que Sera Sera” to her child
Chasing the Hare's Tail, 2018-2019 by Lucy Wright
A social art project looking at the practice of 'harestailing' as part of the Battle of Flowers celebrations held annually on Jersey.
HOPE, 2018 by Aether and Hemera
HOPE is a large-scale a light and sound installation featuring hundreds of programmed LED tubes, along with speakers projecting local people's experiences of the First World War.