" View of Old Side Buildings, County Mental Hospital Lancaster"

In 1998 I completed a 5 month collaborative residency at the hospital with Michael Mayhew (performance artist), and Scott Abraham (film maker). Based on the Conniston Ward we worked together to produce an interdisciplinary installation and performance piece called Scenes from the Asylum Wall.

Research at the hospital drew upon methodologies developed during the artists’ time at Brockhall Village, such as uncovering and collecting stories, artefacts and objects to re-interpret and transform into artworks. We documented the decline, decay and demolition of the physical site and explored a hidden history and the emotional landscape.


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