A Conversation With My Mother

23 Feb 2018 – 24 Feb 2018

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10am - 9pm

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Swiss Church in London

London, United Kingdom


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  • Covent Garden
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Following on from her iconic New Dawn sculpture in
The Houses of Parliament, Branson’s latest light installation
Is ‘A Conversation With My Mother’ in Swiss Church, Covent Garden.
The Piece examines notions of frozen grief and the power of the
subconscious to help process complex emotions.


In 2005 my mother was diagnosed with dementia, and she began a slow decline where we became separated. Over the past five years she has gradually lapsed into silence. 

This artwork is inspired by a lucid dream in which I heard her voice clearly again. We were sat together in a boat with two bench seats, set on still water and lit by moonlight.  I awoke comforted, relieved that we were finally able to talk.

Ambiguous or ‘frozen’ loss is a kind of bereavement, felt when a person is present, but not be mentally or emotionally in touch

The show is in The Swiss Church, Endell St. I’ve been thinking about this piece for a long time, looking for the right setting – I think this is it.

It’s a sculptural light installation, featuring sound.  

The Artists talk on 23rd Feb at 6pm will include a discussion with  psychotherapist Susan McGrath.

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mary branson


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