• Outpouring, surface lifted from wall (detail), 100 x 150 x 0.1cm, 2012
  • Outpouring, surface lifted from wall (detail), 100 x 150 x 0.1cm, 2012
  • Outpouring, surface lifted from wall, 100 x 150 x 0.1cm, 2012

Outpouring is a surface lifted from a wall in a room that was set on fire and a fire extinguisher has sprayed the room. Water has run down through the soot that formed on the bricks, like tears.

Outpouring is part of Wall Talk project, where a unique technique is used to lift surfaces that have a relationship to conflict. These works reference the idea of walls as witnesses.

Some of the works in the series are lifted from sites that are directly connected to conflict. Other works are lifted from non-conflict sites and rely on the power of allusion, reflecting the impossibility of knowing whether images of conflict are authentic. The locations from which the works have been lifted are not specified.

The Wall Talk project was presented as a solo exhibition as the winner of the London Group Solo Show Award in 2013 and shortlisted for the Artraker Award for Art and Conflict in 2014.

http://www.artraker.org/maya-ramsay