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Jpg and MOV
Jpg and MOV
Arrivals + Departures
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Artists Yara and Davina create ambitious public artworks that respond to site, context and audience. Their inventive, issue-based work is wide ranging, and uses a lightness of touch that make their works both poetic and universal.
Arrivals + Departures invites the public to share the names of those who have arrived and departed on live boards, to acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate.
On Wednesday 5 May 2021 Yara and Davina invited me to ‘takeover’ the boards of their Brighton International Festival exhibit in Pavilion Gardens to commemorate the lives of those who died from an AIDS-related illness in Brighton & Hove.
It was an honour & a pleasure to be invited to be a part of this wonderful public artwork exploring birth, death, and the journey in between.
‘In the roaring waters,
I hear the voices of dead friends
Love is life that lasts forever
My hearts memory turns to you...’
Andrea Philippe Regard
Arrival - 16 March 1965 / Departure - 13 May 1991
Graham Charles Wilkinson
Arrival - 08 December 1949 / Died 22 August 1990 (London Lighthouse)
David Andrew Jones ‘Cooch’
Arrival - 17 July 1962 / Departure - 18 October 1999
Arrival - 26 September 1956 / Departure - 23 June 1993
Father Marcus Riggs
Arrival -1955 / Departure - 10 July 1998
Arrival - 07 August 1961 / Departure - 17 August 1994
Kevin John Dodd
Arrival - 21 May 1962 / Departure - February 1992
The quoted text comes from the film ‘Blue’ by Derek Jarman.