Redressing Absence (2009)

Collaboration with Shirley Margerison

A series of site-inspired installations in Stroud Cemetery evoking memories of Stroud’s hidden history and the unnamed residents of the former workhouse buried in unmarked graves.

Discarded lives

Printed texts and photographs on waxed linen documenting the overlooked or forgotten stories and voices deemed unworthy of being heard by history’s selective process.

‘Name not ascertainable’

Projected poem using the occupations of the Stroud Workhouse ‘paupers’ as entered in the Death Registers

The End

Immersive installation with mud, earth and ash exploring differing ideas on what lies beyond death.