RECONCILIATION by Emma Elliott (Nugent 01)
29 November 2016
All Old Stoics are warmly invited to attend Emma's exhibtion, Reconciliation, from 2 - 4 December 2016 at Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QA. Exhibition Open Times: Friday 3-6pm | Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm
The London launch of Reconciliation celebrates the unveiling of Emma's sculpture as well as the premiere of two accompanying films. https://vimeo.com/192967542
Emma's interview with inmate number 157040, who lent his tattoo to the project and shares the story of his survival and life after liberation, provides the basis of the second film and is set to a composition by renowned violinist and composer Ittai Shapira.
At the core of Reconciliation is a sculpture inspired by Emma's visit to Israel’s Holocaust museum in 2012 and subsequent visits to Auschwitz and Jerusalem.
Reconciliation is the artist’s response to the suffering humans inflict on one another and is a visual interpretation of reconciling two Jews by sharing their respective wounds in a single object.
Despite its obvious references to Christian and Jewish history, Reconciliation is not to be interpreted in a purely religious context. Its theme of remembrance and survival is relevant to people of any or no faith: Reconciliation invites us to reflect and consider our role in a world increasingly dominated by inhumanity and indifference. It provides an antidote to headlines monopolised by callous politicians, news of civil conflict and an ongoing global refugee crisis.
The London launch of Reconciliation coincides with the introduction of Emma’s first limited edition for digital art platform Sedition. Gift cards will be available exclusively at the event with proceeds donated to the Holocaust Educational Trust.