FAY BALLARD: HOUSE CLEARANCE │ & Model, Leeds → 30 May 2015

“Fe Balād hz md mni drōñz sns hr faɖr, ɖ raitr J.G. Balād, dîd in 2009. Drōñz v memri-lêdn objcts ɖt š clird fṛm ɖ famlīhom; drōñz v fragmnts n munden ācitcčṛl dītelz v ɖt hom, in ẇč, az š sz, ɖ past z preznt in č rūm, on ɖ banistr, on ɖ lît swičz, mantlpìsz n dorhandlz; n drōñz v famlīfôtgrafs, rvilñ ɖ intiṃsiz v famlīlîf n smtmz pwtreyñ Fe’z muɖr, hu dîd sudnli n trajcli in 1964 ẇn ɖ ātist wz stl a sml čîld. Ẇlst ɖr r ocežnl drōñz ɖt rfŕ t J.G. Balād’z litrri wrc, a pêj fṛm a txtbc on crašinjriz fr xampl, ẇt w si hir z mč mr a dmstc pwtrit v ɖ famlīman hu brwt p Fe n hr siblñz az a lôn peṛnt in a sbrbn hâs.

Ɖ intiṃt setñ v N Modl’z smlr rūmz n ɖer histri az dmstc spêsz pṛvîd an aproprı̣t contxt fr ɖs ivoc̣tv bodi v wrc, in ẇč ɖ impromty n invoḷntri memriz ivocd bî incântrz wɖ evrde objcts pṛvîd an unantiṣpetd lnc btwn an xpirı̣ns in ɖ preznt n wn in ɖ past, cnfândñ n šrncñ âr linı̣r îdīa v tîm. Fe cntinyz t wrc wɖ ɖs subjctmatr, n ɖ xbišn wl includ sm v hr most rīsnt wrc. Mr ɖn hāf v ɖ drōñz hv nvr bn šôn bfr. Olso, fr ɖ frst tîm Candida Ričdsn’z ny film on Fe’z drōñprôses wl b šôn. Hr rīsnt filmz fr xbišnz hv bn scrīnd at gaḷriz in Ny Ywc n Brlin, ɖ Royl Acaḍmi in Lundn, Cetlz Yād n ɖ D’La Wōr Pviłn.

J.G. Balād z a raitr wel nôn in ɖ ātwrld – hiz novlz n šwt stwriz, wɖ ɖer dstopı̣n ŕbn n sbrbn setñz n ofn blīc vy v ɖ sîc̣lojcl ifcts v sošl n invîrnmntl añzaytiz, masmīdia n imrjnt tecnoḷjiz, hv bcm an impwtnt sws v insṗrešn fr mni cntmprri ātists. Ɖs xbišn wl pṛvîd a vri dfṛnt n mč mr prsnl vy v ɖ man ʈru Fe Balād’z brññ tgɖr v intiṃt memri, grīvñ, n dīteld anaḷsis ʈru a drōñpractis ɖt hz rzultd in ɖs xpšnl bodi v wrc.”

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


ĀTIST’S WEBSAIT


ILEVN SPITLFĪLDZ


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