Though I have missed you so very much, 2010
A walking tour as part of Humber Mouth, the Hull Literature Festival.
“And might it not be, continued Austerlitz, that we also have appointments to keep in the past, in what has gone before and is for the most part extinguished, and must go there in search of places and people who have some connection with us on the far side of time, so to speak?”
Austerlitz, (WG Sebald, 2001)
Artists and sisters Katy and Rebecca Beinart invite you to join them on a unique walking tour of Hull. Using postcards and letters from family history research, woven together with local facts and fictions, they embark on a search for a vanished community, and for places that no longer exist.
The tour explores Hull's Jewish history, drawing on stories of the thousands the migrants who came through Hull in the early 1900s. It also encompasses the artist's research into the history of plants and plant migrations, looking for traces of plants that could have arrived alongside the passengers from all over the world. Through the tour and the stories they tell, the artists seek to find ways of communicating with their own and other's pasts.
An exhibition is also showing at Artlink, Hull, from 18th June-15th July.
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