Stonecarved a major project about truth, status, memory and identity.
The UK has a unique geology which over millennia has shaped how we live. Today use the phrase ‘set in stone’ to mark an irreversible statement of truth – carved inscriptions cannot be unmade or edited. Lettercarving is elite. The process and ability to have a message, memory or memorial carved in stone is expensive, limiting who is allowed this most permanent truth of status and identity. contemporary identities created online are fluid, editable, enabling constant re-definition. Social media creates a space for a more democratic expression of status. Living memorials created for social memory.
Stonecarved the exhibtion: Aspex, Portsmouth 1/8/2015 - 1/10/2015
This project examined these contrasts between old and new forms of communicating identity, renegotiating the role of stone in British cultural heritage, challenging the conflation of prestige with permanence.
Over 18 months, these themes were explored and investigated to produce new work in stone for a two-month solo show, residency and programme of on-line activity.
See the work: