My new site specific works included in this exhibition explore ideas of place and memory taking inspiration from the Holborn Library building’s beginnings in 1959. The distinctive entrance and the foundation stone are highlighted, adjusted and re-presented, reassessing the nature of post war architecture and suggesting the library as a portal into another realm, which is made all the more poignant in light of the potential threat to the library’s existence. The library seems to embody aspects of a place of transition; an idea I have worked with for many years.
Place, memory and transition are themes which also run through my recent series of solo exhibitions and short films inspired by lost areas of Cambridge connected to my past. I gave a talk which explains the history and nature of this work at my recent solo exhibition No Man’s Land. The talk was filmed by Mill Road TV and can be seen here.
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