Wednesday 23 July 2008
Thursday 3 July 2008
Last Friday saw the successful opening of Ruinous Recollections: Artistic Drifts Through Post-Industrial Manchester at Upperspace, Newton Street, Manchester. Massive thanks and congratulations to everyone who helped us put the exhibition together, especially to our artists.
The exhibition runs until Tuesday 22nd July, come visit!
Thursday 12 June 2008
Victoria Lem's photographs trace memories of place, the remnants of past activities. For Ruinous Recollections, Vic is searching for Sebald, the German author who discovered echoes of his own traumatic past in Manchester and Salford's industrial shadows. The image above from Castlefield basin represents the initial experience of Vic's exploration of Sebald's spatial memories. Visit her blog for more insight into her thoughts on the project.
Wednesday 4 June 2008
Tuesday 3 June 2008
Thursday 29 May 2008
Ruinous Recollections will open at the Upper Space Gallery, Sunshine Studios,
Drifting through the city of
Barney Francis has joined Ruinous Recollections. Barney will present proposals for transcriptions in the city drawing on the memory, literature and presence of Anthony Burgess. Burgess grew up and studied at
Illustrator Nick Hamilton will be producing new work for Ruinous Recollections. Nick is part of the
In his novel The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald memorably draws upon his own experiences of
Using a Holga Camera, Bec Garland has taken haunting photos of the sites where Engels and the Burns sisters used to live in
Bec Garland has joined the Ruinous Recollections project. Bec works in the space between image and text, juxtaposing photography, word and illustration. Looking at the spectral sites where Manchester-Irish factory girls Mary and Lizzie Burns lived with Friedrich Engels in
Paul Harfleet will be creating new works for Ruinous Recollections. Paul is perhaps best known for his internationally-renowned Pansy Project, which documents instances of homophobic abuse by the planting of pansies at the site. For RR, Paul will be exploring the life and death of Alan Turing in
Tuesday 27 May 2008
Behind the visible built environment of the city lurk fictions and memories latent within urban space. The abandoned stories and neglected narratives that echo through the red-brick ruins of post-industrial Manchester represent a drift of deleterious dereliction, a literary psychogeography of the city where spectres of a forgotten past ghost-write their tales onto the decaying urban fabric. Part of Ruinous Recollections is unearthing these stories, and connecting them with contemporary artists, who through their work can elaborate upon the myths of city space.
Ruinous Recollections is an art project established by two Manchester-based curators, Darien Jane Rozentals and Robert Knifton. Taking multiple stories of the city as its start point, it will create works that etch memories into