Extended until the end of of July, My Life in Hackney Part Two is the final element of Mary Lemley’s ongoing archival project which began in 1999, where Lemley began mapping her home, herself, and ideas of place through photographing each item in her home for My Life in Hackney Part One. This final iteration will take stories from Lemley’s life and sounds from the place where she lives in Hackney. For the closing event she is joined by readers and musicians for interpretations of, and responses to, the text-audio installation.
Music by Sarah Woolfenden (trumpet) and Emily Shapiro (bass clarinet).
The CD & digital release of My Life In Hackney Part Two on HYG actuel Recordings will be available on the night.
Recorded 9th July 2021, York Row Estate, Hackney, London, by Mary Lemley using 9 microphones from 3 windows in the same flat. Mixed by Graham MacKeachan
Open from 4pm | performances at 7pm | Entry is free
Mary Lemley is an artist and writer working in text, installation, and performance.
Originally from New York where she made work for The Kitchen, the New Museum, Collaborative Projects (The Times Square Show). After moving to London her work in Britain has included in 1992 the highly acclaimed These Fragments We have Shored Against our Ruins, marking the Thames’ tides and former tributaries. In 2001 she embarked on her ongoing archival project in and around her home My Life in Hackney. My Life in Hackney Part One: Half of Everything – was exhibited at the Laure Genillard Gallery in 2006 and Kettles Yard Inside Out/Upside down 2009.