Shona Illingworth @ CGP London, Oct 13- Nov 27

, 10 October 2016

Shona Illingworth presents solo exhibition Lesions in the Landscape at CGP London opening on October 13 and running to November 27.

Occupying both spaces in southwark park (Dilston Grove and The Gallery), Illingworth’s ambitious project combines a multi-screen installation, sculpture, text and a complex sound piece to explore “the impact of amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory.”

Illingworth worked closely with a woman named Claire, who, after a trauma to her brain can no longer remember most of her past and has difficulties retaining new memories. Filmed in St. Kilda (a place that experienced a sudden evacuation of inhabitants in 1930), the exterior landscape overlaps with the interior landscape of the mind. The pair also worked with neuropsychologists, resulting in a poignant relationship between sensory technology and art.

Illingworth is shortlisted for the 2016 Film London Jarman Award.

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Shona Illingworth, 'Lesions in the Landscape', film still. (2016). Courtesy the artist + CGP London.
Shona Illingworth, ‘Lesions in the Landscape’, film still. (2016). Courtesy the artist + CGP London.