MAKING SPACE: 1973 (Exhibition View)
Time & Location
About The Event
PRIVATE VIEW: 5pm - 6pm & 7:30pm - 8pm
Air documents the critical moments after a family suicide in East London in the early 1970s. It comprises three sections and 1973 has been created out of Part One (condition fragments traces).
The installation puts projected photographic images of objects and places from the 1970s to the present, alongside recordings of texts from the book made by readers who have been invited by the artist because of their personal or professional relationship to the text and the incident.
By drawing on her personal archive and current research concerning this family event, Maria is substantiating a deeply emotional aspect of her own family history for the first time. As well as exploring the writer as artist/artist as writer dynamic, she is interested in how the feelings she has experienced can somehow become part of a wider, and perhaps helpful, conversation about death.