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    Preview: 'Lesions in the Landscape' at FACT

    Above: St Kilda, Scotland

     

    FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) are renowned for their ground-breaking exhibitions. Hosting explorations into the way we live our lives, Lesions in the Landscape by Shona Illingworth looks set to be one of the most intriguing and interesting exhibitions yet.

     

    Taking place from Friday 18th September 2015 to Sunday 22nd November, this multi-screen audio-visual installation explores the impact of amnesia on our abilities to think about the future, culture and the space we live in.

     

    Imagine that you were no longer able to create new memories or remember your past. For amnesia sufferer Claire, this became a reality after suffering trauma to her brain. Shona Illingworth worked with Claire, capturing discoveries into her own amnesia in St Kilda, Scotland. Having been evacuated by over 2,000 inhabitants on 29th August 1930, the sudden desertion of the environment mirrored Claire’s own memory loss. Now Lesions in the Landscape is bringing this exploration to Liverpool through a visual blend of film, documents and art.

     

    The exhibition will also tie in the relationship between Technology and ‘Digital amnesia’, a current and widely discussed topic. If we need to find a local restaurant, we can simply search for this on the internet. If we are lost in a new city, we can find where we need to be on our smartphones. Information is on the end of our fingertips. While this can sometimes be frowned upon, the use of technology to reactivate the memory is presented positively during Lesions in the Landscape. By wearing sensory technology around her neck, Claire has been able to access memories long since forgotten.

     

    A dynamic and fascinating exhibition sure to engage audiences of all ages, Lesions in the Landscape is set to be one of the most talked about explorations into memory.

     

    Lesions in the Landscape will be at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) from Friday 18th September – Sunday 22nd November 2015.

    Entry to the exhibition is free.

    To find out more, please visit www.fact.co.uk or call 0151 707 4444

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