Sophie Ernst: HOME: Architecture of Memory

Sophie Ernst: HOME: Architecture of Memory
Library Shelf Location 18.ERNS
Publication Date 2012
Description YSP presents the first solo exhibition in the UK by Sophie Ernst. HOME is a major ongoing project confronting political turmoil and displacement with individual memories of home and ideal places. Ernst interviews people forced to leave their homes due to political upheaval, such as during the Partition of South Asia in 1947, and builds an architectural model of the houses they describe. She then projects onto this sculpture video footage of the person's hands as they describe their memory of that building, transforming the inanimate object into a virtually inhabited space, and ascribing a profound intimacy. This book documenting HOME with essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Taha Mehmood, Helen Pheby and Sophie Ernst as well as commentaries on HOME by Aamer Hussein, Nazmi Al-Jubeh, Yazid Anani, Kamila Shamsi and Salim Tamari has been published by YSP to coincide with this exhibition as well as Ernst’s inclusion in the Lines of Control group show at Johnson Museum, Cornell University, USA.
ISBN 9781871480993
Quantity 1
Pages 175
Author Sophie Ernst
Format Hardback
Publisher Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton (West Yorkshire)
Related Artist Sophie Ernst
Categories Sculpture, Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Memory, Architecture (subject), Home (concept)
Language English

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