‘Having visited an area of London and videoed images I wanted to see what the same area looked like when my mother was born there in the 1940’s. Bermondsey in the east end of London was full of tenement buildings housing large families in cramped conditions.
Edwards new work is full of nostalgia for a bygone era and the work is based on video of a well know drama series set in the east end of London during the 1940’s. She is fascinated by the idea of being given a virtual glimpse into a bygone era. From the dock workers, to the tenement buildings with washing strung between them and kids playing in the streets. We can experience the era by means of a kind of digital time travel transferred into paint and charcoal.
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February 15, 2020