Shona Illingworth: Lesions in the Landscape
Thurs, 3 Mar, 6-8pm
- When 4 Mar - 21 May 2016
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM
+61 2 8936 0888
Lesions in the Landscape by Danish-Scottish artist Shona Illingworth examines the complex individual and societal impact of amnesia, a condition in which the capacity to retrieve and form memory is lost and the past is effectively erased.
Through a major new three-screen video and multi-channel sound installation, and the accompanying project Amnesia Museum, Lesions reflects on the experience of Claire, a woman living with amnesia, drawing parallels with the depopulated island of St Kilda, a remote archipelago located west of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in the North Atlantic.
This powerful new work—the result of a collaboration with neuropsychologists working on amnesia—is presented in Sydney alongside two earlier works, exploring the psychology of memory and the relationship between our interior selves and the outside world. The Watch Man is a study of an elderly watch maker haunted by memories of his military service, and Walking on Letters looks closely at a prison inmate who has spent extended periods of time in prison – often in solitary confinement.