Produced by Peter Reed from The Performing Office
“It is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence. Its ironies of frozen narrative lend to its subjects an apparent unawareness that they will change or die. It is the future they are innocent of. Fifty years on we look at them with the godly knowledge of how they turned out after all – who they married, the date of their death – with no thought for who will one day be holding photographs of us.”
- Black Dogs, Ian McEwan
Safe Keeping is an interactive installation which uses an audio visual jigsaw of soundscapes and photographs to explore the notions of hindsight and memory. Created from portraits of the everyday, audiences are invited to elevate one story at a time above the constant hubbub of human voices. As the space is explored, a tapestry of personal insights is revealed through a common act of generosity and storytelling.
Safe Keeping continues to develop...
“Since the opening of the exhibition the work itself has had an excellent public response, we have seen our footfall increase since the installation of this exhibition, and the feedback being that it has been some of the best, most individual and inspiring work we have ever shown. Jemima has personally gone to a lot of effort to promote her own work, which in turn has given the gallery itself a great deal ofexposure. It has generated a lot of interest, being featured in Leeds Guide and Yorkshire Evening Post, which the gallery benefited considerably from.”
- Hana Gilbert, curator at Bowery Gallery