Ruth Barker

The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass

The Freud Museum, London
The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass

The Foot Exerts A Pressure On The Surface Of The Glass (2016) was staged in the Freud family dining room, at the Freud Museum, London. This performance used items from the museum's remarkable collection, including the family's dining table, and Anna Freud's own necklaces. The performance garment was designed and made by Lesley Hepburn. Photography by Elizabeth Wewiora.

This performance is accompanied Glass, Blinded To The Room (2016); a new mixed media installation sited on Anna Freud's desk, in the Anna Freud room on the Museum's first floor.  Both works follow a research residency at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust hospital in 2014, and a subsequent two year period of focus on the life and work of Anna Freud. Images of the installation are to follow.

 

These works were commissioned as part of the national touring exhibition Tall Tales, curated by Wewioraprojects. Tall Tales is a national touring programme bringing together the work of 17 international women artists who employ the playful use of storytelling techniques in the making of their work.

ARTISTS: Alinah Azadeh; Ruth Barker; Nicky Bird; Jacqueline Butler; Sharon Campbell; Beth Collar; Alison Erika Forde; Sarah Forrest; Rachel Goodyear; Oona Grimes; Margarete Berger-Hamerschlag; Lila De Magalhaes; Laure Prouvost; Ma Qiusha; Lauren Sagar; Mirjam Somers; Nina Yuen.

The exhibition tour launchds in London, in Spring 2016 at Freud Museum London, Swiss Cottage Gallery & Library and the Tavistock Clinic and then tours to Touchstones Rochdale and Rochdale Central Library, Lancashire, culminating at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) in Scotland.

Information about upcoming exhibitions as part of this tour will be announced on this website's News page.  For full information about the programme and this year’s exhibitions please check: http://talltalestouring.com/