Touring interactive solo exhibition exploring the process of forgiving in film, sound, performance, and sculpture.

25 May - 6 Jul 2019


Organised by:
Carrie Fertig www.highlifehighland.com
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The Thurso Gallery
Thurso Gallery
Davidson's Lane
KW14 7AF
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The Thurso Gallery 25th May-6th July, 2019

Davidson's Lane, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7AF

Forgiveness is an interactive exhibition about the process of forgiving. Carrie Fertig was commissioned by National Glass Centre in Sunderland, England to work with veterans, asylum seekers, and the elderly with dementia and their carers on the theme of peace, and to choose anything that came up during the workshops and craft a solo exhibition around that idea. As she got to know the participants, it was clear to her that without forgiveness there is no peace.

Inspired also by The Book of Forgiving by Desmond and Mpho Tutu, the exhibition is divided into four zones, each zone a step in the process of forgiveness. The film my sister’s bones, in the zone of granting forgiveness, depicts the artist’s own personal story about forgiveness. Glass objects are worn and acted upon, nearly all of which contain the remains of the artist’s sister.

This exhibition is film, sound, glass, sculpture, and performance. Fertig has continued to work with diverse groups in Lybster, Caithness, and Inverness, collecting spoken and written stories that form an integral part of the exhibition’s tour. Visitors can add their own personal story of forgiveness to the exhibition throughout the tour.

This project was initiated and supported by National Glass Centre.


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