transitory exhibition continued
Transitory exhibition artists' statement
Londoners huddled in the claustrophobic darkness of the St Pancras crypt, as bombs fell towards their city during the second world war. Responding to this history, a 'radio broadcast' juxtaposes the story of Berliner, Helga Chieslo, as she recalls the bombing of her home city, with the music of Al Bowlly, a celebrated singer who refused to seek shelter and was killed in a London air raid.
A narrative emerges, documenting a historical event from multiple perspectives, across geographical borders and a lifetime away. Dualities such as presence and absence, perception and memory colour this story, which speaks of the passage of time, and by extension mortality.