Sob Stories

Mixed media installation, 2012 including two off-site works, Brief Encounter, performance at Cambridge Heath Train Station and Wuthering Heights, a musical intervention in the gallery based on the film score based on the 1939 film of the same name.
Based on ‘sob stories’ from the 30′s, 40′s and 50′s, collected plot summaries are rewritten to form the ultimate melodrama. Left open on a table, the book is presented as part of the scene, becoming a guide or story that unfolds around the space. Linked objects and interventions in and beyond the gallery borrow from the cinematic convention of mise-en-scene, whereby aspects of a character’s internal mind are projected onto elements in an environment such as props and decor.
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