Sidney Cooper’s Living Room (2019)
January-March 2019: Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury.
Sidney Cooper’s Living Room (2019) is a surround sound installation created to celebrate the history of the Sidney Cooper Gallery since it was founded 150 years ago. In the small ground floor front room—part of Sidney Cooper’s former home— his living room has been reimagined to form an interactive tableau featuring the recorded voices of people sharing memories and stories about the gallery, its value as an art space in the local community, and Sidney Cooper himself.
Materials: 6 speakers, recorded voices, sound effects, selected artworks and artefacts.
Commissioned by Sidney Cooper Gallery for Living Sound (solo exhibition).
Images by Katie McGown
This was a lovely installation. Such a shame it now stands as a memorial to a much-loved facility, now closed and soon to be taken over by the Marlowe Trust, with no future public access.
I agree. It is so sad. I’m glad you enjoyed it while it lasted.