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Fiona Tan
A Lapse of Memory / Les Immémoriaux (2006)
Location Photograph © photography Fiona Tan
Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

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A Lapse of Memory

Artists: Fiona Tan

Dates: Oct 6th 2006 - Oct 8th 2006

Venue: Royal Pavilion Gardens

Screened after sunset in the gardens of the Royal Pavilion was a newly commissioned film by Fiona Tan. A Lapse of Memory (2006) imagines a solitary and lonely man held captive in the Royal Pavilion, whilst a voiceover relays a fictitious Asian woman's migration to the West. Projected close by the architectural forms of the palace and its Indian-inspired minarets, Tan's film revealed to public view the interior of the Pavilion as well as its protagonist's disturbed mind. Tan has said that the motivation for the film was to expose 'the folly of the division between East and West.'

A Lapse of Memory is a collaborative project by Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums; Brighton & Hove City Council; Brighton Photo Biennial and Screen Archive South East. It is funded by Arts Council England, South East; The Netherlands Film Funds; The Mondriaan Foundation; Frith Street Gallery, London and is part of the Brighton & Hove Arts Commission’s making a difference initiative funded with lottery money from the Millennium Commission and Arts Council England through the Urban Cultural Programme. Fiona Tan is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.

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