Journey with Absent Friends on tour
Journey with Absent Friends is an installation for the inside of a caravan, with artworks hidden in every cupboard, drawer, nook and cranny with stories from Ellie and participants, about people we have loved and lost.
Members of the public are invited to explore and then add their own memories to our audio archive and embroidered maps.
The caravan is free and open to people of all ages.
Catch us soon here:
Journey With Absent Friends Pilgrimage
Where do our memories of the dead live? In sacred spaces like gravestones, or aisle 22 of Tescos? On someone’s Facebook page or Twitter feed?
Ellie Harrison went on a month-long journey to find out.
Travelling between sites of personal remembrance, Ellie stopped at arts centres, museums, beer gardens and even the occasional service station.
The journey was punctuated with meal events combining beautiful design, great food and immersive performance plus the chance to remember someone you have lost.
Writing, Photographs and video's coming soon! In the mean time, here's where went:
Launch Meal, Abbey House; Leeds 2nd June - Dinner with absent friends
The caravan is free and open to people of all ages. No booking required.
Ellie Harrison: Lead Artist
Jessica Sweet: Producer
Anna Turzynski: Producer
Bethany Wells: Designer
Matt Sykes-Hooban: Build Manager
Hayley Mills-Styles: Thread Artist
Jaye Kearney: Marketing & Consultancy
Matt Rodgers: Out-side Eye & Documentation
Laura King: Historian
Leann Young: Production Manager
Jess Hammett: Evaluator
Tom Woodland: Build Assistant
Christie Hill: Meal Consultant
The Swine that Dines: Chefs
Chris & Mel Dewey: Audio Archive Creators
Jazmine Krokback: Project Assistant
Arts Council England
The University of Leeds
Arts and Humanities Research Council
ARC Stockton Arts Centre
City of Oxford College
Abbey House Museum and Cafe
Memories Contributed by...
Open Source Arts
Live Art Bistro
Arran Theatre and Arts Trust
Gypsy and Traveller Exchange