JENNY DUTTON: THE DEMENTIA DARNINGS │ City Hall, London → 27 March 2015

'Mum with White T-Shirt  & Black Cardigan'  H90 x W130
‘Mum with White T-Shirt & Black Cardigan’
H90 x W130

Đ folowñ z têcn fṛm Jeni Dutn’z websait:

“Ɖ siriz v pwtrits nôn az Ɖ Dmnṣ̌dānñz wr stāted in 2011 ẇlst I wz a cerr fr mî mum, hu wz dveḷpñ dmnša. Ɖ obligešnz ɖt ɖs inteld ment ɖt I hd t gv p mî lj stydio awe fṛm hom n sm wrc̦mitmnts t b aveḷbl t lc ât fr hr.

Az I dveḷpt an undrstandñ v ɖ ilṇs n hâ it manifestd itslf, w xplord wez v ingejñ wɖ ɖ past, ofn lcñ at old fôtoalbmz. I stātd t yz stičñ t drw lîcṇsz v famlīmembrz ontu a sculpčr v a loñ dres md fṛm dresnetñ. Š recgnîzd ɖz famiłr fêsz n injýd wočñ m criet ɖz simpl lîcṇsz.

Ɖen ɖ čalinj bcem t mc a vri lj pwtrit yzñ stičñtecnīcs n a fmiłr famlīfôto. I dveḷpt ɖ pìs Mum wɖ a Spoti Bo az ɖo I wz mcñ a cros-hačt tônl drōñ. It wz orijinli md wɖt ɖ canvșpwt, jst sspndd fṛm ɖ sīlñ, bt it dstwtd n strečt, so fixñ ɖ Dānñ (az it ɖen bcem nôn) t a canvșpwt wz ɖ ṣlušn.

Svṛl pìsz folod az I xplord ɖ tecnīc n psbltiz, untl I stāted t mc lîcṇsz v mî mum yzñ cuṛnt fôtoz. I ofn stātd ɖ pìsz of in mî stydio at hom n ɖen wd trnspwt ɖ canvsz t hr hâs, ẇr š wd injý wočñ ɖ pìsz dveḷp.

Mcñ mî muɖr ɖ subjct n foc̣s v mî wrc ẇl I wz lcñ aftr hr helpt m t dīl wɖ hr dclîn intu dmnša. Az hr sičuešn bcem mr unteṇbl š went intu a cerhom n I cntinyd t rcwd n xplor wez v dscrîbñ hr dclîn via ɖ Dānñz.

Š z nâ xtrimli frêl, bt ɖr r stl ṣprîzñ glimpsz v hr amezñ spirit. I šl cntiny t šo ɖ luv ɖt ṣrândz hr ʈru ɖ wrc ɖt I am mcñ, n hôp ɖt it wl srv az a tesṭmnt t hr lîf.

Jeni Dutn
Octobr 2014”

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