MEMORY draws us into an appreciation of the contrasts of geological time and a human life span, of neurological processes and geological processes, and unexpected similarities between micro and macro perspectives. Subterranean panoramas of caves are juxtaposed with aerial views of Somerset and time-lapse confocal imagery inside a fly. These images are given further authority by voice-overs that tell of pilots caught between life and death, traversing the air above the earth, some able to reflect back on their hard-won experiences, some forever silenced. The work features compelling stories told by former pilot Dave Linney and wartime historian Robbert Turner.
Suki Chan is a London-based artist whose immersive, mesmerising works draw the viewer into a cinematic 'elsewhere', investigating memory, subjectivity, belief and knowledge systems. Her practice is research-based and features dialogues with diverse communities from people living with dementia, blind and partially sighted people, commuters, meditators, to psychologists and neuroscientists. She studied at Goldsmiths College and Chelsea School of Arts. In 2020 she was selected for Film London's FLAMIN Productions, an award committed to supporting innovative artists in their professional growth.
(photo credits: Katie Hyams)