Under the sign of the hour glass
A show by the creater of our door, Lesley Hilling
"The whole secret of the operation," he added, ready to demonstrate its mechanism on his fingers, "is that we have put back the clock. Here we are always late by a certain interval of time of which we cannot define the length. The whole thing is a matter of simple relativity…"
Inspired by 'The Sanatorium Under The Sign of The Hour Glass', a short story by Bruno Schulz, Lesley Hilling's second solo show at Nancy Victor explores memory and the passage of time.
Hilling collages new forms out of salvaged wood – old pianos, driftwood, floorboards and furniture are jigsawed and layered with an obsessive joinery. She creates something new from objects that once had a different life. Openings and compartments house tiny artefacts of memory – a photograph, a shell – a forgotten treasure. By collecting and archiving these objects we hope to keep our memories safe and perhaps turn back the hands of time.
For more information about the exhibition, please contact Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew at the Nancy Victor gallery on 020 7813 0373