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Restrained Memory

 

It's a Square World [4/5]

 

I am a member of a group of artists known as studio xyz and we recently held an exhibition in the centre of Bath as part of the Bath Fringe Festival.  Our space was the top floor of what used to be the Officers Club and the exhibition curated by two group members, Anna Gahlin and Fiona Cassidy was called "Space and Place".

 

This work by group artist Dawn Lippiatt is called "Material Memories" and was her response to the theme of the show.

Restrained Memory

 

It's a Square World [4/5]

 

I am a member of a group of artists known as studio xyz and we recently held an exhibition in the centre of Bath as part of the Bath Fringe Festival.  Our space was the top floor of what used to be the Officers Club and the exhibition curated by two group members, Anna Gahlin and Fiona Cassidy was called "Space and Place".

 

This work by group artist Dawn Lippiatt is called "Material Memories" and was her response to the theme of the show.

comments (10)

I find your title suites this photo very well.... great composition right up to the tattered crown molding in the corner....petersmile
blackdog: Thanks Peter -I can see you were looking closely ;o)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2011, 07:18
A fascinating artwork! - yes, our memories are mostly caged, preserved like in treasure chests, protected against other views, sorted out from their surroundings..., a provoking, thoughtful installation! I myself remember such a milk can to buy milk for the family in the post-war-time in the so-called 'DDR' in a milk shop - and I had to be cautious in order not to spill any milk, for milk was a precious good and food! I had put there an empty cage for the visitors where they could put down their own memories - in their imagination, of course - I have some things or materialised memories I have internalised in my mind and heart or displayed in my apartment! Fine that you photographed this very interesting work by Dawn Lippiatt! (It could be an inspiration for a poem)
blackdog: Thank you Philine, a perceptive comment as always. I passed on your thoughts to Dawn, who sends her thanks. Nice idea of having an empty cage for memories of others.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2011, 07:23
This is very pleasing Mike: it has a whiff of boarding school days about it
blackdog: School days and more - it was a good thoughtful piece.
What an interesting selection of items within this wardrobe.
blackdog: Thanks Brian - it was a lifetime's worth ;o)
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2011, 11:19
Square is good Mike. The room itself looks a bit down in the heel though. Interesting composition.
blackdog: Unused shopping space in Bath loaned out for the Fringe - this was probably a store room on the top floor. Thanks Les.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 7 Jul 2011, 14:19
Without that floor this would be nothing. Most enjoyable Mike.
blackdog: Good job the floor is there then - it was a good space. Almost too good in that I think the space dominated the art to a certain extent.
Interesting piece and your photograph does it justice I'm sure. There must be a reason that she has put all here memoribilia in cages - is it to keep her memories safe or something more sinister I wonder?
blackdog: I think the general idea is to keep the memories safe, but I will check.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2011, 19:38
I thought the same as anniedog, why are they all in baskets, good reflection in the cupboard door.
I looked at your studio xyz which led me to a couple more sites. your paintings are great. I shall visit again because of all the reading needed smile
blackdog: Thanks Linda, and glad you like the paintings!!! Will check up on the baskets.
They have got better stuff in the bric a brac at the Acorns shop Mike, this lot would go straight in the skip grin
blackdog: Oh that's a bit unkind Bill! This is Art you know ;o)
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2011, 11:44
the floor belongs to my memories, too, but it cannot be caged! 'My' milk- shop had white clean- glittering wall tiles and such a floor - my old kitchen itself has also such a floor- easy to be cleaned - and I love it! The pavement with its memories- tiles may reflect the squared forms of the cages.

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