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This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise

September 5th - October 2nd 2016

Click the anchor symbols for text commentary by Rachel Emily Taylor incorporating transcriptions from This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise, giving concurrent narrations across different registers.

Maia Conran is an artist from Wales currently based in London. She works primarily in moving image and installation. The voice of the islander for This island, and its buildings, is our private paradise was written in collaboration with novelist Yannick Hill.

Rachel Emily Taylor is an artist and writer, currently undertaking an AHRC Fine Art (practice-based) Ph.D. at Sheffield Hallam University. Rachel is the current Artist-in-Resident at the Foundling Museum and a Lecturer at University of the Arts London.

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