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How Strange When an Illusion Dies

Rachel Frances Sharpe

How Strange When an Illusion Dies

Rachel Frances Sharpe

Reference

SAS0137_002

Year

2019

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 150
Length: 120
Depth: 40

Materials

Steel

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • Freestanding

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was developing during a Creative Scotland funded residency at Glasgow Sculpture Studies in 2019.

Thematic/contextual information

This project explored Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture and interior design in cinema as a backdrop for – speculative and recorded – LGBTQI+ histories during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Research stemmed from existing oral history archives, photographic documentation, literary sources and Hollywood memoirs under The Motion Picture code of the 1930s.

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