ArtHouse Jersey – ‘Until You Became Me’
‘Until You Became Me’ is a show exploring how water connects us to each other and our environments.
A collaboration between local artist Karen Le Roy Harris, London-based artist Miriam Sedacca and London-based musician Heather Ryall, the exhibition will take place at the National Trust for Jersey’s Le Moulin de Quétivel, the Island’s only working historical water mill.
It runs from Friday 8th to Thursday 21st April 2022 between 10am and 4pm each day (closed Mondays).
After touring water and tidal mills in Stroud and London, the exhibition will arrive at Le Moulin de Quétivel, the only working historical water mill in the Island. The artworks will include sculpture, installation, performance, sound and film and will see the artists create an immersive space which invites visitors to consider themselves as bodies of water, constantly in flux and intimately connected with others and with their surroundings.
Until You Became Me features installations of ceramic anthropomorphic forms, kinetic works with water, projection, film and papier maché sculptures. It also includes a soundscape by Heather Ryall, who marries sounds from the natural environment with sounds from domestic life and a new film that shows as part of the exhibition which has been partially filmed underwater in Jersey and addresses the relationship Islanders have with the ocean and freshwater.
There will be a special premiere of the Until You Became Me film Ieau as part of a wider film event on Friday 1st April 2022 at Greve de Lecq Barracks.
Of the Until You Became Me exhibition’s water, theme artist Miriam Sedacca said: “Human bodies comprise around two-thirds water; as such we have an inseparable and co-substantive relationship with all other bodies of water, whether they be oceans, reservoirs, or any of the millions of species which inhabit the Earth and also hold water within themselves.”
Director for ArtHouse Jersey, Tom Dingle said “ArtHouse Jersey is delighted to be supporting this fascinating exhibition, which explores our connectedness to nature and to each other. It reminds us that we are in fact made from the same elements and are subject to the same natural cycles. The timing of this exploration is particularly pertinent, as is the location given the National Trust for Jersey’s excellent work in looking at the quality and sustainability of our water sources.
“It is the role of ArtHouse Jersey to support artists to ask key questions and create work that can provoke and inspire the wider public both here in the Island and further afield.”
Catherine Ward, Museums and Collections Manager for the National Trust for Jersey said “The Trust is excited that Karen and Miriam have chosen the Island’s only remaining working watermill as the backdrop for their immersive exhibition, Until you Became Me. Situated in the picturesque St Peter’s Valley, and powered by a small stream that rises under the shadow of St John’s Church, Le Moulin de Quétivel has been milling flour for the people of Jersey, in war and peace, for more than 400 years. We look forward to seeing the space transformed with sculpture, film and performances exploring how water connects us to the wider environment.”
- By Car – Parking is limited so if driving can you park at the Mill Pond Car Park in St Peter’s Valley (approx. 600m north of the site).
- Bus Route: 8 (8a)
- Cycle Path: from St Helier to Quétivel Mill is approx. 20 minutes
- Access: Disabled parking available on site. Ground floor only accessible for mobility impaired visitors. Best to call ahead. 07700 390027.