The Florence of Essex

Still from ‘Sculpture Town’. HD Video Single Channel. 14 Mins. 2018

Scene from ‘Sculpture Town’. HD Video Single Channel. 14 Mins. 2018

Install ‘Sculpture Town’. HD Video Single Channel. 14 Mins. 2018

'Civic Punctuation’. Vitrine with archival images and perspex cubes. 2018

'Civic Punctuation’. Vitrine with archival images and perspex cubes. 2018

'Civic Punctuation’. Vitrine with archival images and perspex cubes. 2018

Description

When Sir Frederick Gibberd claimed that it was his trips to Florence that inspired the decision to have sculptures on public display in Harlow, I imagine it came across somewhat unrealistic, patronising even. How can you compare a town in Essex with the greatest classical city in the world for sculpture? The Florence of Essex was a film and archival display that encapsulates the special relationship between the people of Harlow and the sculptures in the town.

Date

2017-2018

Type

HD Video + Vitrine Presentation

Supported By

Henry Moore Foundation & Harlow Arts Trust

Collection

The Henry Moore Institute Archive