Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape is a two day symposium at the Whitechapel Gallery 29-30 October 2016, exploring how interactions between art and clinical practices, critical thinking and neuroscience can transform the ways we understand memory, forgetting and amnesia.
Focusing on the idea of embodied experience across diverse individual, social, political, cultural and digital landscapes, the event brings together a range of speakers – from artists and writers to scientists, cultural theorists, historians and social psychologists including: Shona Illingworth, Catherine Loveday, Jill Bennet, Lisa Blackman and Jaime del Val.
Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape is organised by Shona Illingworth, alongside Jill Bennett as part of Lesions in the Landscape, a project exploring the impact of amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory, and the wider implications of memory loss on identity, space and imagining the future. Supported by the Welcome Trust and Arts Council England.
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Shona Illingworth: Lesions in the Landscape
13 October – 27 November 2016 // Dilston Grove & The Gallery
Thursday – Sunday // 11am – 4pm
Lesions in the Landscape by UK/Danish artist Shona Illingworth is a powerful multi-screen installation, exploring the impact of amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory. The work reveals the devastating effects of amnesia on one woman and the striking parallels with the sudden evacuation of the inhabitants of St Kilda in the North Atlantic in 1930. It examines the profound effect and wider implications of memory loss on identity, space and the capacity to imagine the future. As part of an international tour and now shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award, lesions in the landscape comes to CGP London in autumn 2016.
This exhibition is produced by FACT Liverpool in association with CGP London, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre and UNSW Galleries, Australia and is supported by an arts award from the Wellcome Trust with additional support from the University of Kent. With special thanks to the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Screen Archive NLS. A new publication will launch following the exhibition.
Invisible Architectures will be held at the Whitechapel Gallery on 29 and 30 October 2016.
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in 2016, our programme will include the first london solo exhibition (across both venues in collaboration with Matt’s Gallery, London) by Graham Fagen since 2002, a new installation commission by Paul Carter and Lesions in the Landscape by Shona Illingworth (across both venues, commissioned by FACT, Liverpool). In addition to the core funding from Arts Council England and Southwark Council, we rely on financial support from trusts, foundations and individuals to present an ambitious programme of exhibitions, screening, events and learning activities.
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