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Anna Fox. My mother's cupboards and my father's words. (1999)

Anna Fox. My mother's cupboards and my father's words. (1999)

The Hyman Collection includes the unique exhibition set of My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (1999)

Originally designed as a miniature book using images and texts, the series tells an unusual story about family relationships. While her father was ill for many years Anna Fox kept a notebook recording his outbursts that were mainly directed at the female members of his family. His quotes paired with a series of claustrophobic images of her mothers' neatly kept cupboards reveal a couple struggling to keep an even keel in the wake of a rapidly debilitating disease.

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