Art Matters

Commemoration

An early work Commemoration. 2006 involved constructing a series of temporary structures or interventions that briefly commemorated the spaces where women had lived but were unmarked. The work was constructed on different sites in different places, over a series of months between February and May 2006, including the Necropolis in Glasgow, a churchyard in Devon, a beach at Eastbourne and the Clattern Bridge in Kingston.

In each case I constructed a temporary memorial marking the invisibility of women, the works were made of natural materials that was destroyed in days by natural interventions. I carefully photographed the works after construction. The works were made in part as a response to Lacanian ideas of the “ lack” and the work of French feminists such as Luce Irigary and Julia Kristeva.