Installations and multi-media works

The Village (multi media installation)

Anna Fox

The Village (multi media installation)

Installation

1991

HC 12161

Exhibited

Worthing Museum, East Sussex 1993

Installation using imagery and sound, including room, projections, sound-track and photographs.

Commissioned by The Cross Channel Photography Mission in 1991 (CCPM - now re formed as Photoworks) and photographed between 1991 and 1993.

A collaborative project with Val Williams using still photographs, projections and sound.

An exploration of women's life in Compton, a small rural West Sussex Village (home of Fox's grandmother).

First exhibited at Worthing Museum, East Sussex 1993
Published in Soundings, CCPM ISBN: 0-9517427-5-21993

This project focused on the lives of women in the West Sussex village where Fox's grandmother lived. Capturing country life with its imposing history of deep-seated community values and structures against a backdrop of rural change.

Conceived as more than a series of still photographs the project was a collaboration with Val Williams and was first exhibited as an installation, a constructed room within the gallery contained a projection and a sound track filled with whispers and mantras. Fox remembers how 'Essentially I wanted to look behind the scenes of this very conservative environment, to consider the particular values that I was brought up with and the roles that women played in this rural community.' The project questions the popular myth of village life as rural and idyllic, exposed by the sharp flash of the camera and the perceptive viewpoint of the photographer.

Anna Fox

The Village (multi media installation)

Installation

1991

HC 12161

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