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Forests and Memory Exhibition – St Johns on the Green, 6th to 11th June

by James on May 17th, 2013

I’m showing two photographic pieces of work at this exhibition at St Johns on Bethnal Green, London, from 6th to 11th June. Here’s a description of the exhibition from the curator Amy Cutler…

This free exhibition investigates the properties of forest memory through text, archive, and ‘xylarium’, or wood collection. Between the French horticultural term “forest trauma” and Robert Pogue Harrison’s “forests of nostalgia”, a whole discipline around history, witnessing, and the memorial qualities of woodland opens up. Art works examining the cultural expression of time and history in the forest are placed here alongside archival photographs, small press texts, artefacts, and museum objects, in an old, low-lit belfry designed by Sir John Soane.

It should be a very evocative and atmospheric exhibition, lit by candlelight in this Grade 1 listed belfry. For more information please see Amy’s blog –

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