DEATH BE KIND, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

 
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DEATH BE KIND

The Memorial

Claire Lambe & Elvis Richardson

June 29-July 25 2010

For the first exhibition of DEATH BE KIND Claire Lambe and Elvis Richardson in collaboration present The Memorial an elaborate display-case housing a collection of beloved objects that once belonged to a deceased relative, friend, acquaintance or lover chosen by over 100 people from all walks of life who have kindly participated in this project and a zine catalogueing the objects.

The Memorial presentation is reminiscent of the small private museum and employs the language of display to create symbiotic dialogues through the relational placement of the works. A complex display case has been constructed so as to elevate the importance and meanings of the beloved objects and gently navigate the viewers experience of the gallery space.

The Memorial retells the stories behind the objects that we keep to evoke memory of the deceased, how these objects maintain ongoing relationship with the dead, and how these material possessions remain important in memory making. Each object has been documented and texts collected from the holder about their object to create a catalogue of texts that caption the objects personal meanings in a zine.

Zine also features writers Morgan Fayle, David Luker and Ruth Learner and artist Marina Lutz.

All images are of the memorial cabinet and objects installed at DEATH BE KIND. Texy by Elvis Richardson Photo: Joseph Lambe LESS

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe

DEATH BE KIND The memorial, Elvis Richardson, Claire Lambe
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