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Inner Space Memorial [for JG Ballard] [2009]


in memory of the novelist JG Ballard 1930 - 2009

Ballard lived a mile from my studio in the far west fringes of Greater London. His life was astonishing. His central treatise was 'inner space' [as opposed to outer space]. Sound was a vital part of his narrative landscape. The novel Concrete Island inspired my early project in 1996 The Memory Museum. He died in April 2009 while I was reading his autobiography. I was preparing to go and say hello.

 

 

 

 



Loudspeakers, Gramophone Case, Car Stereo Amplifier, CD Player
50 x 42 x 29cm [2009]