Re-imagining Regina: Past and Present

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Contemporary artistic approaches to memory, memorial and ritual

Multiple images overlaying each other showing a violinist, roses, a woman, the sea, trees


Until 30 September 2023 (historic exhibition)

About the installation

In this installation, artist Rachel Eleanor Brook explores contemporary artistic approaches to memory, memorial and ritual. Centre stage is an original experimental film made by Rachel in response to themes arising from the diverse group activities that took place at Arbeia during summer 2022. Through moving, talking and sharing food, we can find ways to think about our relationship with the past.

This is a thought provoking exploration of funerals and monuments to the dead through rituals and vessels, inspired by the collective act of thinking about the past and present, involving the international and cross generational experience in South Shields.