Bianca Turner is a multimedia artist, holds a BA in ‘Performance Design and Practice’ from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (2011, London, UK) and a Master of Arts in “Scenography” from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2013, London, UK).
Her research is on the subjectivity of memory: Is memory material or immaterial? Is memory embedded in objects? – A quest that doesn’t have the intention to be solved but yet to be the source for many artworks.
‘My work explores the documentation of the ephemeral. I explore the immaterially of an object or a place; the invisible, the subjective, and the unspeakable.
I think of memory as built in the present rather than something from the past; and I am interested in traces and layers as textures of memory and nostalgia.’
SARAY, multimedia installation, 2010
16mm Gallery Soho, London
The Accidental Festival
The Roundhouse , London
‘Saray‘ is a video installation about the memory process, the memory codes and genetic memory. It relates to our ancestors and how we can feel nostalgic about a place or a moment that we never saw or lived before. I’ve developed this work from a research trip to Sarajevo where my grandmother and great-grandmother were born, and linked my own past with the way our brain storage of long-term and short-term memory.
The exhibition of the work ‘Saray’ consisted not only on the 7 TV’s but also a sound installation which was going on a loop on the same room, headphones connected with one of the TV’s where the audience could hear bits of memories, and also the photographs that I sewed, together with some letters written by my grandmother. The letters were all written in croatian so I couldn’t properly understand what was written, and the address from Sarajevo doesn’t exists anymore after the siege on the 90’s.