4th March - 22nd April 2012
Metre: a collection of piano parts
‘I am interested in where things come from and where they end up, how we value objects and how things accrue meaning in different ways.’
‘For some time I have had a number of drawers full of a piano repairer’s materials and equipment that I was given. This material is now all but useless and it is starting to decay, but I keep it and look at it, re-arrange it and think about it in the context of the piano repairer who worked with it all. I didn’t know him but can imagine him - these items are wrapped and recorded with beautiful hand-written labels and with such obvious attention and care that I feel that I have to do something with them, but I still do not know what.’
Helen Carnac is an artist, maker, writer and curator. She works from her studio in South London making work and developing projects. Her aim is to work independently but in collaboration with academics and artists from different fields.