Sharon Baker Histories

Sharon Baker MGSO4 Arts Festival
Event date: 
Friday, 24 June 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 26 June 2016 - 4:00pm
Artist: 

Sharon Baker

Venue: 
First Floor Gallery Space, The Ashley Centre, Epsom
Ticket price: 
Free


Participating in an exhibition of work by professional and
semi-professional local artists.


Live artist Sharon Baker invites you to experience an intimate performance. For the duration of this performance the space is yours alone, to hear a story of your choosing.

Sharon calls herself a sculptor, although she works in many different mediums. She enjoys making work that reminds her how transient life is, so much of her work is temporary - it gets eaten, or deflates or rots or gets stolen or it is performed – an experience that only exists in this moment.

Sharon also loves exploring the role our senses and mind play in how we perceive and interact with our environment, ourselves, each other.

Histories recounts personal and charged memories gathered from the young and old in Epsom. Hearing and repeating their words from headphones, Sharon is able to reproduce all the natural pauses and intonations.

In a performance space reminiscent of an Arabian tent, she will be inviting members of the public to be her audience of one. The audience member can then choose from 12 stories which one they would like to hear.

‘Multi layered, brilliant and intense’, Arts Council.

Audience comments on histories:
“Brilliant, simple idea but quite moving’…….”An intense experience”….. ‘it works on so many different levels’. 'It was like you are a conduit for me to witness others intensely personal experiences without embarrassment…… it's a bit voyeuristic really………'There are many layers of people involved here, the person telling the story, you, me - and it explores what happens in the spaces between, it's so interesting'…… ‘It’s like you’re delivering the essence of an experience’ …..’Wonderful, brilliant’…..’Interestingly ordinary’…

For more work see www.sharonbakerartist.co.uk.

Event access: 
Wheelchair accessible