Slavka Sverakova reviews Fiona Larkins Backstory

18/12/2013

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The idea that something commonplace can be transfigured into exceptional has been habitually compulsorily twinned with reason and consent. Both appear at the preparatory stages of this  exhibition. The black and white posted on Facebook several months ago. Larkin invited writers to respond, eleven of them did (see names on the poster). Their texts added to the intention and inspiration are seamlessly included in the video called Her Translation.  Some of the verbal layers descended more visibly as Larkin’s embroidery on the secondhand head scarfs in an installation First Person You (the many I’s):

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