LAURA MALACART


Photographic installation featuring views of Portsmouth harbour shot from the periscope of the HMS Conqueror, the nuclear submarine that sunk the ASA Belgrano under critical circumstances.  The periscope is installed at the museum for the public to view the harbour. Here conceptualised as a gaze, the submarine’s eye operates as a reverse panopticon with a fixed 360 degree perspective.  The work was initially conceived as a series of postcards.

Strange Nostalgias


REMOTE POSSIBILITIES


The three-image single channel projection is an ‘adaptation’ of a magazine tourist feature published in 2011 promoting the Falklands Islands. Re-enacted by an actor in an 1863 London theatre this video essay deconstructs the original text and re-structures it in three chapters: poetics, history, wildlife.

THE LINDA ARCHIVE


Ten items presented in a two-dimensional sequence correspond to a poetic socio-historical response to the introductory text of Linda Kitson,

the female artist deployed to the Falklands to draw the war in 1982.  A pseudo-forensic approach to the text generates an eclectic archive that combines anthropological and historical research, correspondance exchanged with institutions or individuals, photography, philosophy and drawing.


Three three British actresses called Linda were asked to engage in a correspondance exchange anchored by Kitson’s text. From the conversations a form of oral history emerged that enabled the author to uncover elements pertaining to the UK social history otherwise ignored as she was not in the country.  The forensic approach to the text was encouraged by the fact that nothing is known about Linda Kitson other than her participation to the war. An audio-guide with the contents translation is installed.

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STRANGE NOSTALGIAS