The Loss of Forgetting
‘The Loss of Forgetting’, the first Deliberate Cities project, is an enquiry into city spaces as an organising principle, and spaces that are ostensibly created specifically for humans (and no other organism) but in fact are spaces that organise us to suit themselves. Our aims are:
to bring into awareness the effect of this experience within our bodies and engage attention to aspects of the experience we normally exclude from awareness; and
to reclaim the spaces as sites for investigation and learn more about our embodied selves and our capabilities and capacities in the process.
Who we are
This collaboration builds on the correspondences between our two practices.
Andrea’s practice explores how we occupy space as embodied selves, particularly through movement and touch, calling on the everyday capabilities of our bodies and bringing them into awareness. Recent work on this theme includes Learning to Walk
Sarah explores touch and forms of contact, movement and navigation of spaces. Working in clay and with drawing, she is developing work around skin and the body, and embodiment though materials often inviting participation and active public engagement. She teaches regular arts-based workshops at Imperial College Medical School, to develop tactile and visual observation, descriptive and communication skills through language, drawing and 3D modelling.