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the dyas sisters / the reading room

Emptying my camera this morning, after returning from an intense and possibly overdue Quarantine gathering in Manchester, I first pulled out this short series of monochrome images.

Together for ten days, in a stripped bare main-stage auditorium, with a twelve metre projection screen, a collection of old chairs, a photocopier, and as many floodlights as I could get my hands on, we have been opening up elements of The Dyas Sisters project – a project initiated by tasking Grace and Veronica Dyas, sisters from Dublin, with the attempt to describe everything that they could remember happening within their lifetime.

In conclusion, we shaped a place and event to mark the end of that task and the publication of the resulting book – framing a meeting with its first public reading, within some of the other possibilities and elements that were also generated across the process…

 

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Additional colour images are available in the archive [ here ]

 

Images: Mike Brookes