[re]locate takes the form of a responsive, multi-channel sound installation revisiting an ordinarily public ‘place’ that retains the traces of a deeply significant event; it is concerned with the processes involved in struggling to preserve the memory of the event whilst offering new insights. The idea for the artwork flows from the tragic events surrounding the racially motivated murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence near a bus stop in south London in 1993, and the deep impact this has had both privately, for the Lawrence family, and publicly. The Stephen Lawrence case received widespread media attention following the damming conclusions of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report (Macpherson 1999) into the police handling of murder investigation and its subsequent lack of resolution.
- Tahera Aziz London South Bank University, UK
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