6857 Days (runtime 4hours 58 minutes)
New sound installation Curated by Holly Knox Yeoman
The Chapel, House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St, Soho, W1D 4NQ
6857 Days is a new sound installation by Whitney McVeigh in which the artist counts the days of her children's lives from birth to 18. This piece is developed from the original work, presented as part of the artist’s solo-exhibition Language of Memory at Summerhall Arts Centre, Edinburgh (Dec ’15- Mar ’16).
McVeigh counts 1-6857, and 1-6671 and offers the viewer to participate in a dedication to her children’s formative years, and more importantly creates a place of communal solace. McVeigh’s recording of domestic life, in production and nature, mirrors the repetitive nature of the everyday. The work is a haunting and moving account of time that brings the sacred to the ordinary, exploring loss of childhood and the transformations within family relationships.