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Mapping Lost and Found
23 November, 2017, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for the final evening of the Being Human Festival in Southampton featuring a varied programme of exciting events:
Tour of ‘Embodied Memories’ by artist and lecturer Jennifer Anyan | 4:30pm-5:00pm
The exhibition includes sound and installation of objects, and uses an oral history approach to explore the relationship between place, clothing and identity in responses to verbal recollections of purchases from the Department Store Tyrell & Green, a fixture on Southampton’s Northern Above Bar Street from 1898 to 2000. The emphasis in the work is on the remembered self, which inevitably includes gaps and absences in memories, transcending the embodied self.
Launch of the ‘The Museum of Dustology’, installation by ‘Chief Dustologist’ Dr Atsu Ito | 5:00pm-6:00pm
The project consists in opening a temporary museum of dust, involving participants from Southampton to collect and classify dust from public as well as private spaces. Moreover, a dust machine, which collects and produces dust, will be built and installed in the museum of dustology. The temporary museum will make the residue and materiality of human life visible to the audience and shed a light on the boundary between visibility and invisibility; thus, what has been overlooked in a historical process of collecting and displaying objects of value in museums will be reconsidered and, through this process, the idea of museum is made more accessible to wider audiences.
Opening of the collaborative exhibition ‘Mapping Lost and Found’
‘Mapping Lost and Found’ featuring maps customised by the audience and collected through the whole duration of the festival. The maps will bear psychogeographical notes, drawings and traces by visitors, which reflect their renovated experiences of places across the city.