Dear Friend, I Can No Longer Hear Your Voice
22 May - 22 June 2018
Dear Friend, I Can No Longer Hear Your Voice is the work of second year BA Fine Art students, responding to the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and work from the CSM Museum & Study Collection.
Encountered through the research of CSM lecturer Anne-Marie Creamer, which centres on John’s lesser known Wife Eliza who suddenly passed away in 1815, the careful arrangement of objects and images within the space act as private forms of memorialisation and a testimony to the profound affect her death had on him. The clever placement of mirrors in the house, echoed in the exhibition, plays with light to trick the eye and give a false perspective.
The CSM Study Collection tells the story of Central St Martin’s rich history and contains Huge variety of art and design works and archive material, including work produced by staff and students over the last 100 years. In relation to the Soane’s Museum we looked at works by forgotten female artists of the 20th century such as Joyce Clissold, a student at the Central School of Art and Design, specifically her aprons, wood blocks and an egg cozies.
Students have experimented with photogrammetry, a process used to build 3D objects and environments from photographs, and other digital processes to create their own models, exploring themes of loss, memory and the domestic.