Sites of Collective Memory

Producer - four artists' films for gallery and online exhibition

Sites of Collective Memory comprises four animated works that offer intimate portraits of individuals, witnesses to historic events at places that resonate with individual and shared remembrance.

The commissioned artists are: Jordan Baseman, Shona Illingworth, Delaine Le Bas & Damian James Le Bas, and Roz Mortimer.

Each work takes testimony as its starting point, reflecting on personal experiences of iconic and historic moments – the bombing of Hiroshima, the massacre of Polish Gypsies in WWII, and the 7/7 London bombings – and in contrast, the private experiences passed down through British Romani families. Through these works we may consider how representations of history and culture are shared in our collective consciousness.

The works were exhibited at CGP London and Phoenix, Leicester in 2014.

The project was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.