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Echolalia's Rose Gardens

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A Splash of Colour

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In Memoriam

Echolalia is a fictional artist created for the group exhibition, Pretext Heteronyms, in 1995.  She uses mementos to commemorate experiences and events. With this work I explored the relationship between the audience and artist.  I continued to work with Echolalia in order to experiment with ephemeral materials and live art forms, in particular scent, sound, and participatory events that took place outside regulated art spaces and institutions.  Echolalia is defined by objects and experiences, particularly those associated with the colour pink and the subject of the rose. Echolalia’s audience came to know her through these associations introduced by a series of postal and telephone communications, which included invitations, announcements and mementoes combined with gift giving and exchange.  By 1997 Echolalia began to be commissioned to make new work and invited by institutions to exhibit, culminating in two major projects for A Splash of Colour (1998) and In Memorium (2000-2001).  

 

Exhibitions 1998-2001

• Roselandia, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland 2006

•. Echolalia's Walsall Archive, for In Memoriam, The New Art Gallery  Walsall (catalogue) (2000-01)

• Echolalia’s Rose Garden for A Splash of Colour, temporary sculpture, lighting and community engagement for Saltley and Small • • Heath SRB, Birmingham, Shillam + Smith Architects (publication) (1998)

• Terrain de roses, Selections from Echolalia’s Archives with Afternoon Tea, The Shetland Museum (1997)

• Terrain de roses vii, London Borough of Camden, Department of Arts and Leisure

• Off-Centre, London Borough of Camden

• Unfolding, St George’s Hospital, London

• Pretext Heteronyms, Rear Window, London (catalogue)

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