Sites of Collective Memory comprises four new animated works that offer intimate portraits of individuals, witnesses to historic events at places that resonate with individual and shared remembrance.
Each work takes testimony as its starting point, reflecting on personal experiences of iconic and historic moments – the bombing of Hiroshima, the massacre of Polish Gypsies in WWII, and the 7/7 London bombings – and in contrast, the private experiences passed down through British Romani families. Through these works we may consider how representations of history and culture are shared in our collective consciousness.
The artists are: Jordan Baseman, Shona Illingworth, Delaine Le Bas & Damian James Le Bas, and Roz Mortimer.
The works are in exhibition at CGP London from 9 July 2014, followed by an exhibition at the Phoenix in Leicester in September, with support from VET and Film and Video Umbrella.
The project is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.