FORGOTTEN TALE

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FORGOTTEN TALE

Exhibition runs until the 5th of July 2017.
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery
11 Princelet Street
London E1 6QH
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon to 17.00 by appointment 02072471816 

 

 

 

Forgotten Tale is an immersive installation in which I meticulously recreated a life size, three-dimensional black and white photograph of a Spitalfields home in 1902.

Found in London’s Bishopsgate Institute archive, the original photograph shows a poverty stricken family of hairbrush makers in their home in Spitalfields – an area once known as one of the most notorious slums in London. The image is a record of hardship, but it also reflects a strong sense of working pride and familial tenderness.

The work invites visitors to literally step into the picture frame; to be transported back to the Victorian era and to contemplate the circumstances and long forgotten stories of the picture’s subjects in a sensory environment.

Located on Princelet Street, the exhibition takes place on the ground floor of a Georgian home in Spitalfields conservation area. The reconverted gallery  has been faithfully preserved in its original appearance and therefore will offer the ideal condition for presenting the atmosphere of the re-created photograph.

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FORGOTTEN TALE

Exhibition runs until the 5th of July 2017.
Eleven Spitalfields Gallery
11 Princelet Street
London E1 6QH
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon to 17.00 by appointment 02072471816 

 

 

 

Forgotten Tale is an immersive installation in which I meticulously recreated a life size, three-dimensional black and white photograph of a Spitalfields home in 1902.

Found in London’s Bishopsgate Institute archive, the original photograph shows a poverty stricken family of hairbrush makers in their home in Spitalfields – an area once known as one of the most notorious slums in London. The image is a record of hardship, but it also reflects a strong sense of working pride and familial tenderness.

The work invites visitors to literally step into the picture frame; to be transported back to the Victorian era and to contemplate the circumstances and long forgotten stories of the picture’s subjects in a sensory environment.

Located on Princelet Street, the exhibition takes place on the ground floor of a Georgian home in Spitalfields conservation area. The reconverted gallery  has been faithfully preserved in its original appearance and therefore will offer the ideal condition for presenting the atmosphere of the re-created photograph.

Art council