Jennie Pedley

Memory Island; a Pre-Renaissance virtual environment

23 April - 13 June 2004

Featuring life stories and drawings by Victor Antoniades, Ilana Blumenfeld, Charlotte Wynne, Nicola Yates, Edna Obeng and David Slater. This exhibition is an invitation to Memory Island, a unique virtual world where you can share the remarkable life stories and perceptions of space and time of a group of young adults with disabilities. 

Trained physiotherapist and artist Jennie Pedley worked with the group to create their three-dimensional, computer based scenes which they developed together through drawings. She sited these within a utopian landscape influenced by the pre-Renaissance architecture and storytelling found in the paintings of Giotto.

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From harrowing recollections of medical treatments to the liberating experience of wheelchair abseiling, Memory Island offers a chance to journey a world of personal narratives, perceptions of self and processes of representation.

Research supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Exhibition supported by The Welcome Trust, Bloomberg and The Moose Foundation for the Arts

A print and cd-rom publication, Memory Island, is produced to accompany the exhibition

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