Author: Deirdre Mackenna

06.08.17

The aerial photography of Margaret Bourke-White on the Volturno valley

CONNECTING THE PRESENT WITH THE FORGOTTEN PAST “Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” Charles Lindbergh Cultural Documents are researching the images of Margaret Bourke-White as part of a programme. It uses historic and contemporary art and documentary photography … Continue reading The aerial photography of Margaret Bourke-White on the Volturno valley

13.10.16

The concealed histories of our vegetable patch and the fascination of migrant seeds

This Spring, as you turn over the soil for your cabbage patch, stop for a moment to think a little about where your seeds come from and what they mean to you. Through two different approaches, artists Lauren Wells and Maria Thereza Alves are exploring how the histories of commerce and labour have led to … Continue reading The concealed histories of our vegetable patch and the fascination of migrant seeds

16.08.16

Dreaming of a Time in tune with our biological self  

Connecting the present with the forgotten past U Tiémpe du rèllògge me fa víve:  vússe stu cuórpe da mètín’a sére.  Quànne me férme súle, cu pènziére,  è sèmbe ‘n àtu Tiémpe che me véve.  Dèmàne rèchèmènze cu pèssate.  Squèrdàte sònn’i suónne ch’è sènnàte?    The time of the clock makes me live:  pushing this body … Continue reading Dreaming of a Time in tune with our biological self  

23.03.16

Connecting the present with the forgotten past

An Italian filmmaker has brought back to life the stories of migrants from Molise through a series of photos shot sixty years ago. How many of us have ancestry from more than one country? Most. Maybe all. How many of us know the stories of why these ancestors took the decision to travel, and how … Continue reading Connecting the present with the forgotten past

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