Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2015 and Photoworks
Servant’s Hall, The Regency Town House Basement, 10 Brunswick Square, Hove
2 – 24 May
Wednesday – Sunday, midday – 6pm
Relict Material is a new film installation from Amanda Loomes, shot on location at marine aggregate and concrete industry sites along the Sussex coast.
Loomes is interested in people at work and in changing definitions of labour in contemporary society.
The film focuses on the marine aggregate industry and its use in concrete manufacture. Approximately 25 million tonnes of marine aggregates are dredged offshore in the UK each year, yet this industry goes largely unseen. Many of these aggregates end up in the concrete foundations of our homes and offices – they are integral to our lives and to Brighton’s sea defences.
Presented as an installation in the former Servants’ Hall of The Regency Town House Basement, Relict Material is projected onto a free-standing concrete wall, constructed by Amanda from building industry concrete test cubes.
“I’m particularly moved by the effort of people whose work goes unnoticed, or work that becomes erased or undone” says Amanda, “In my practice I’m drawn to record their labour and their stories to see if art can inscribe value or somehow make things fairer.”
For more information and to see more of Amanda’s work visit her website here.