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Composition commission and installation by Dorine Van Meel

Swiss Church, London, 27 February – 15 March 2013.

…instead to meet strangers who might change our minds presents a site specific video installation by artist Dorine van Meel that makes use of both the architectural setting and her own experiences within a church, where she recalls her memories of youth and reinstates them through layers of sound and light.

The base of the script draws upon an email written by the artist’s younger self at the age of sixteen, in which she discusses the multiple possibilities and aspirations of an undecided future. This commitment to text allows her to grasp at independence, setting out a romanticised proposal for individuality, that escapes the constraints of the existing systems and patterns of behaviour. 

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