A celebratory exploration of memory and nostalgia, questioning the past and challenging how we remember and re-live moments in time.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Minnie Crook is an emerging performance artist, working across both visual art and theatre disciplines. Originally from Leamington Spa, her work explores ideas of memory and nostalgia, investigating her own autobiography and the conceptual distances between herself and her family members. She is concerned with reclaiming the ‘undiscovered past’, through an ongoing process of exploring her personal Irish history, lineage and genealogical line.
Graduating with a First Class BA(Hons) from the Contemporary Performance Practice programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS); Minnie has since undertaken multiple artist residencies and directing commissions; some residencies of which include Into The New 2021, After Illusion 2020 and projects in the Archives and Collections Department at RCS 2021. She has recently been supported by Tramshed’s Generator Festival, and has been recipient of the Make It Happen Fund 2021.
Minnie’s live art uses visual projection, acapella song and tangible archives in the forms of footage, letters, photographs and voice to further understand the past as ‘irretrievable moments’ in time. Themes of age, loss, time a grief are invaluable elements of her practice, alongside working in collaboration with her family members past and present, in an attempt to respond to the changing landscapes that surround her..
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