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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My Exhibition Invite!

The Family Event

An Installation by Naomi Kendrick

An Exhibition at The Middle Room

Preview on Friday 12th of February 6.30 – 9pm

Then view by appointment 13th – 21st of February
Contact: 07765 024583
Open 11am – 6pm, venue directions below

The Family Event Installation explores our knowledge of ‘family’. Each individual within this iconic group has memories and feelings, yet given the complex changing relationships and the passing of time, these are constantly shifting. What insights or conclusions can the trails of objects, memories and myths - all remnants of a family’s presence - suggest to us?

The work takes us on a journey in which surreal flashbacks associated with early memory are recalled; objects are unearthed through a process of seeing, opening, touching, smelling, listening; and stories are glimpsed, though fact and fiction remain blurred.

The exhibition also features documentation from Kendrick’s ‘The Family Event 4th of July 2009’ where the artist invited 30 members of her own family to respond to the installation, experiencing, discussing and making together in groups.

An important aspect of Naomi Kendrick’s work is an interest in the participatory ways an artwork can be experienced, in how the senses connect to the imagination of the viewer and how in these ways the life of the work can be extended. The viewers’ responses are considered as further traces, a significant continuation of the works story.

See for more information

The Middle Room, 203 Slade Lane, levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2AE.
203 is opposite West Point off License and a launderette
Street parking available
Buses from Manchester – 192, 50
Train from Manchester to Levenshulme - Several an hour and take 6 minutes

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