Untitled (Elin)

Illingworth, Shona (2003) Untitled (Elin). Independent Photography, London Film (14 minutes). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Elin examines presence of the former Greenwich District Hospital in the personal and collective imaginings, memories and narratives of women in the surrounding area in the lead up to its demolition to make way for commercial development in 2006. Built in 1969-72 the hospital’s modernist architecture was celebrated for its highly rationalised approach to hospital design. In the film the voices of women from the nearby Flamsted Housing Estate haunt this institutional space with recollections of childbirth and intimate memories of their first physical contact with their newborn babies, as the camera tracks through the deserted corridors, operating theatres in disembodied motion. Elin raises questions of agency and voice. It explores the cultural and social impact of the hidden narratives of a gendered emotional landscape contained within a modernist social project, giving way to the corporate processes of commercial redevelopment.

Item Type: Visual media
Additional information: Elin was exhibited in a solo exhibition at Galleria Pianissimo, Milan, 2005 and an outdoor projection, Flamsted Estate, London, 2005, and in group exhibitions at: SPACE Gallery, London, 2006; Akbank Gallery, Istanbul, 2006; the Central Exhibition Hall, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2006 and the National Gallery, Prishtina 2004. Elin was included in numerous catalogues and reviews including: Untitled (Elin), solo exhibition, Galleria Pianissimo, (2005), Tagliafierro, M., La Republica; Untitled (Elin), solo exhibition, Galleria Pianissimo, (2005) Perra, D. Tema Celeste and Untitled (Elin), solo exhibition, Galleria Pianissimo, (2005), Scardi, G. Flash Art. Gabi Scardi
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Music and Fine Art
Depositing User: Shona Illingworth
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 14:08 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 14:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45508 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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