Imperial War Museum exhibition
Her new piece, ‘The Work v5’, was developed through conversations with two former British soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and one of their wives, who lives with the effects of war at home. Stidworthy pieces together their voices through objects associated with conflict, exploring the nature of memory and the difficulty of communicating trauma. The method of realizing speech through objects also lends her subjects’ voices a curiously physical presence.
The Imperial War Museum, London's best history museum, hits us with these intimate stories of military conflict. At the same time, it offers no moral judgement: these preserved conversations are unadulterated and leave the audience to draw their own conclusions.
In the year that marks the 70th anniversary of VE day, Stidworthy’s reminds us how important it is to preserve the experiences of history.
|What||IWM Contemporary: Imogen Stidworthy, Imperial War Museum|
|Where||Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London , SE1 6HZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Lambeth North (underground)|
04 Jun 15 – 06 Sep 15, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more details|