"It's the only way for me to understand why the world functions in this way"

Artist Grace Schwindt’s new work Remembering Home is a sculpture and audio artwork, created for IWM’s Refugee season. Each sculpture is based on a conversation with an individual refugee, in which they recalled their home before conflict. The sculptures are each accompanied by an audio piece, which is inspired by the sounds and events each refugee remembered.

Revealing the way memories and emotions can change or distort over time, Schwindt explores the complex feelings which surround the idea of ‘home’ for displaced people. Grace Schwindt is a German artist based in London. Her work frequently addresses historical events and questions concepts of narrative, truth, and fiction.

Remembering Home was on display as part of Refugees: Forced to Flee at IWM London.

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