Exhibition - Library (2016-2019) by Sarah Christie

Exhibition
  • Venue

    Cathedral - St Francis and St Elizabeth Chapel

  • Time

    9:00 AM

  • Price

    FREE

'Resist' 'read more books' 'understanding' 'cycle everywhere' 'teach someone something'... how can we break the boundaries that are dividing us?

'Library' 2016-2019, glazed ceramic

'Resist'  'read more books'  'understanding'  'cycle everywhere'  'teach someone something'... how can we break the boundaries that are dividing us?

Library holds a collection of words that break boundaries and is an attempt to give voice. Beginning at the pivotal moment of the UK’s 'Brexit' referendum on 23 June 2016, and ongoing through this time of great uncertainty and trepidation, the work reflects changing sentiments from the public.

In Ancient Greece, people voted by writing on 'ostraca', or potsherds, which is where we get the word 'ostracize' from. The public have been invited to select a hand-made clay ostracon and offer their own words. The Library has now grown though public participation to the nearly 2000 contributions shown here.

Many languages are represented: some are hopeful, affirming and reflective, others are questioning, fearful, doubtful, and many are conciliatory. Together they form a permanent record of an unsettling and unresolved period of time, while offering the possibility of conciliation and perspective.

#ostracon2019

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Sarah Christie is an artist exploring ideas around touch, physical presence and forms of contact though an interdisciplinary practice that crosses boundaries with art, craft and science. Her work centers around clay and drawing, exploring movement, gesture and mark-making. She is a visiting artist at Imperial College Medical School, teaching observation skills and sculpture. Frequently engaging with material and elemental agents, her work often invites participation or collaboration.

www.sarahchristie.net