Laura Wilson, Old Salt
04 Sep 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
A collaboration with Mansions of the Future to support Old Salt, a research-led performance commission with artist Laura Wilson.
The Collection Museum is delighted to be collaborating with Mansions of the Future, Lincoln to support Old Salt, a research-led performance commission with artist Laura Wilson.
Inspired by Lincoln’s history, heritage and objects from our displays and archives, Laura will be delivering an ambitious, site-specific performance in Autumn 2020.
Laura Wilson (b. Belfast, Northern Ireland, lives & works in London) is interested in how history is carried & evolved through everyday materials, trades & craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural & performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory & tacit knowledge.
Wilson’s interdisciplinary & research-based works have been exhibited widely including at: Nicoletti Contemporary, London; V&A, London; Bloomsbury Theatre, London (2019); The British Museum, London, UK with Block Universe; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London, UK (2018); Invisible Dust (2017); Delfina Foundation (2016 & 17) RIBA, London; & Site Gallery, Sheffield UK (2016). In 2019 she presented work as part of Food: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A & has forthcoming projects and exhibitions in 2019/ 20 with Grand Union, Birmingham, TACO, London & MIMA, Middlesbrough.
Image credit: Laura Wilson, Deep, Deepen, Deepening (2019). Commissioned by New Geographies and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Photo: Rui Pignatelli.