Claire Lambe & Elvis Richardson
June 29-July 25 2010
For the first exhibition of DEATH BE KIND Claire Lambe
and Elvis Richardson in collaboration present The Memorial an elaborate
display-case housing a collection of beloved objects that once belonged
to a deceased relative, friend, acquaintance or lover chosen by over
100 people from all walks of life who have kindly participated in this
project and a zine catalogueing the objects.
The Memorial presentation is reminiscent of the small private museum
and employs the language of display to create symbiotic dialogues through
the relational placement of the works. A complex display case has been
constructed so as to elevate the importance and meanings of the beloved
objects and gently navigate the viewers experience of the gallery space.
The Memorial retells the stories behind the objects that we keep to evoke
memory of the deceased, how these objects maintain ongoing relationship
with the dead, and how these material possessions remain important in
memory making. Each object has been documented and texts collected from
the holder about their object to create a catalogue of texts that caption
the objects personal meanings in a zine.
Zine also features writers Morgan Fayle, David Luker and Ruth Learner
and artist Marina Lutz.
All images are of the memorial cabinet and objects installed
at DEATH BE KIND. Texy by Elvis Richardson Photo: Joseph Lambe LESS