REST created by a group of SLOW parents with Sofie Layton

Sofie Layton - SLOW - REST installation

‘REST – a sound and visual installation marking the celebration of life and the loss of a life still celebrated’

Over 12 weeks last Autumn 2014, six bereaved mothers from SLOW gathered with Sofie Layton in the comfortable environment of Graeae Theatre Company. We explored different creative processes – we drew, embossed, screen printed, stitched and recorded our stories. With Sofie’s skilful assistance, we made visible and audible our experiences and memories of our children and their essence.

There is a link to the soundscape in this text – our stories set to specially composed music . Another level of articulation was added by the two sign interpreters, who signed our words sensitively, transforming the experience into a multi- layered installation piece.

One of our group commented  that the shared process of embroidery was: ‘rather similar to grief itself – slow – and allowing us to talk, bond, weep, laugh as we progressed our ideas and produced something that reflected our children’.

Click below to visit Sofie’s site and read more and view images from the installation.

Installations : Sofie Layton
The celebration of life and the loss of a life still celebrated, conceived and led by artist Sofie Layton.

Sofie Layton - SLOW - REST installation

Sofie Layton - SLOW - REST installation

Arts Council England - Sofie Layton

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