Origination: Brixton Market Residency, 20112011
A Residency at Brixton Market in association with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. Origination is an ongoing project by artists and sisters Katy and Rebecca Beinart exploring geneology, migration and environment.
In 2011 the artists were invited to undertake a residency in Brixton market, where they created a stall based on the family business set up by their Great-Grandfather on arrival in South Africa from Lithuana. Under the banner of the ‘Darling Salt Pans and Produce Co’ the artists offered memory preservation, relic recording and document duplication services. They exchanged ‘Memory Preservation Salts’ for passersby’s stories telling of ancestors, journeys and the places that shape us.??
The 54 narratives collected at the market formed the basis for artworks for the exhibition at 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, 2011.