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Lesions in the Landscape - multi-screen video and multi-channel sound installation

Illingworth, Shona (2015) Lesions in the Landscape - multi-screen video and multi-channel sound installation. Major three screen video and multi-channel sound installation - duration 45 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) (KAR id:83526)

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Abstract

Duration 45 minutes.

Lesions in the Landscape examines the complex individual and societal impact of amnesia, a condition in which the capacity to retrieve and form memory is lost and the past, effectively erased. Through a three-screen video and multi-channel sound installation, the work reflects on the experience of Claire, a woman living with amnesia, interweaving an exploration of the depopulated island of St Kilda, a remote archipelago located in the North Atlantic. The work explores a series of striking parallels between Claire’s experience of amnesia and the historical lesions in the physical and cultural landscape of St Kilda. Claire’s access to her memories ends abruptly, echoing the evacuation of the inhabitants of St Kilda on 29 August 1930, ending over 4000 years of continuous habitation. Both share a sense of isolation. For both, the past is constructed by others. The historical account of St Kilda is written by outsiders, its story continually reimagined, exoticised and mythologised, with stark omissions - the presence of a missile tracking range for live testing of weapons systems. An analogy for the neurological experience of amnesia, the ‘island with inaccessible cultural memory’, embodies the phenomenon of lost connection and without memory it is not possible to imagine the future

Item Type: Visual media
Uncontrolled keywords: This is a three screen video work with ambisonic sound to create a fully immersive and spatialised sound environment. Installed in a light tight space with dark grey walls, ceiling and floor. The work was installed at FACT with a twenty speaker array and front projected onto floating screens (each screen min 2110 x 3660mm). immersive multi-screen video and multi-channel sound gallery based art installation
Subjects: N Visual Arts
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Shona Illingworth
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 12:54 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83526 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Illingworth, Shona: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8304-4890
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