m-ia.net [Memory in Art]



m-ia.net  [Memory in Art]



Shona Illingworth has exhibited her art installations using video, film and sound internationally and previous commissions include the Hayward Gallery, and Channel 4. Showing at Coleman is Balnkeil, a first viewing of a work in progress. The artist is currently working on a publication and large-scale art installation exploring memory and trauma, developed in dialogue with Martin. A. Conway, a neuro-psychologist and leading expert in human memory research. In 2007 the project will tour Dilston Grove, London, Interaccess, Toronto, as part of the international Images Festival and Galleria Pianissimo, Milan.

Artist Mark Ingham has been researching ideas of autobiographical memory and photographs for the last 5 years. Showing thirty photographs from ‘Afterimages: Paramnesia’ a project that extends his research into the relationships between photographs and the construction of our autobiographical memories. The project is made up of a number of installations, each with their own individual title [i.e. Afterimages: Ships That Pass], that use SLR cameras and a light source to create projection apparatuses that use transparencies from his grandfather’s collection of 5,000 photographs.

The launch of www.m-ia.net coincides with a forum of artists, curators, writers, archaeologists, geologists and researchers to discuss memory in relation to image, sound, location and culture. Outcome of the forum will be made available on www.m-ia.net linked to the BBC website, “The Experience of Memory”, to be launched in July 2006. www.m-ia.net is supported by Arts Council England.


Memory and the influence of Forgetting

May 2006

  • Web launch & exhibition: Tuesday 6th June 6pm – 8pm
  • Date: Wed 6th June – Sun 11th June
  • Times: Wed,Thurs,Fri,& Sun 12pm – 6pm & by appt

“Memories are mental constructions, it is not possible to have exactly the same memory twice”.

Coleman Project Space invites you to the launch and exhibition of www.m-ia.net a website collaboration between artist Shona Illingworth and neuro-psychologist Martin A. Conway, also featuring the work of artists Mark Ingham, Cristiano Berti and film maker Luciano Zubillaga.


Coleman Project Space – London
Saturday 10th June 2006


screenings and presentations lunch and discussion exhibition of work featured on http://www.m-ia.net
Shona Illingworth, (Artist)

Professor David Adger, (Linguist, Queen Mary, University of London)
Francis Coleman, (Director, Coleman Project Space)
Lucy Day, (Curator)
Stephen Desmond, (Deputy Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution Journalism, Northern Ireland. Senior Lecturer in Media at Thames Valley University)
Paul Eachus (Artist)
Joy Gregory, (Artist)
Professor Ole Gron, (Ethno-Archaeologist, Honorary Research Professor, Institute of Archaeology, UCL)
Dr Hermione Harris, (Anthropologist, research associate, SOAS)
Mark Ingham, (Artist)
Dr Anson Mackay, (Geographer, University College London)
Uriel Orlow, (Artist)
Witold Starecki, (Filmmaker)
Luciano Zubillaga, (Filmmaker)

A Memory Forum and exhibition organised by Shona Illingworth in association with Coleman Project Space.

Screenings and presentations included work in development by artist Joy Gregory on languages in danger of extinction, ‘Music for a Missing Film’, a project in development by film maker Luciano Zubillaga which traces the spiritual and material remnants of a lost film, exploring the aesthetics of film restoration, reconstruction and montage in the context of fading collective cultural memory, video works by artist Uriel Orlow which explore the impossibility of narrating or representing the past and address the spatial conditions of history and memory, ‘Balnakiel’, a project by artist Shona Illingworth exploring evolving individual and collective memory across cultural and social difference in a remote location in the North West Highlands of Scotland and ‘Ships That Pass’ by artist Mark Ignham, an installation that uses projected images to explore the fragility and instability of memory narratives.

The screenings were followed by lunch and an open discussion on issues emerging from the projects presented and ideas about memory, history, language and landscape.

An exhibition of projects featured on http://www.m-ia.net was staged at Coleman Project Space to co-incide with the Memory Forum.


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