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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