".....And Then I Returned It To The Sea".
Glynn Vivian Installation
installed the work becomes a pristine re-presentation my journey around
Britain and set in stone as an event of recordable importance. Through
simulating a museum space and then intervening in it with inappropriate
material the work closes rank on the representation of history as sealed
fact. Placing work that represents a flimsy moment in time intervenes
in this process of archiving and making true through museum exhibition
which essentially seek to represent the foundations of truth and knowledge.
This questioning of spaces was highlighted by the way that the museum
environment was installed as a functional looking temporary space that
is clearly there for the short term. The museum environment was placed
comfortably inside a reading room that simulated the gallery as it would
have been in Glynn Vivians time. In this space paintings of the
sea from the gallery collection were hung salon style.
At the end of the gallery was a reading room again in sort of period style. The reading room invited viewers to cross reference the research- checking the validity of the ghost stories and also to sit at a desk and leave their own stories. By the end of the exhibition visitors had left over 300 ghost stories. These stories were then placed back into the Glynn Vivian archive.