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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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Temporary Residence Artist in Focus

Sean Vicary’s work in the Temporary Residence show sits in a specially made alcove within Kettle’s Yard gallery. Take a moment to sit and watch this beautiful animation unfold through a 7th Century Welsh poem and a selection of found objects. Speaking about memory, language, landscape and belonging the film is really worth seeing in this intimate setting.

‘Lament’ draws on my own subjective experience of landscape, specifically the Wales/Shropshire border where I grew up. It was the death of my Father that prompted a return to my childhood home and a re-evaluation of these surroundings. The film combines bilingual fragments of spoken work, site specific recordings and elements of traditional music to achieve a dynamic synergy between sound and image. The oral source material is taken from sections of the 7th Century Welsh poem cycle, Canu Heledd. This particular lament describes the silence and ruin of Prince Cynddylan’s home after his death. My work is primarily concerned with ideas of internal and external ‘landscape’ and our increasingly politicised interaction with the ‘natural’ world. I use found objects and fragments of detritus to explore this relationship.

~ Sean Vicary

You can follow Sean on Twitter @SeanVicary

You can hear Sean speak wonderfully about ‘Lament’ in an interview given to Flack Magazine at the opening of Temporary Residence. Listen here.