14 March 2019 - 19 March 2019

Venue: Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Reading Museum

Reading International is pleased to present The Sound of Words, an exhibition by Helen Cammock. The works on show will feature Reading Museum's most recent acquisition made through the Contemporary Art Society, supported by Reading Foundation for Art entitled 'Shouting in Whispers'.

The Sound of Words features a visual essay that collages multiple histories across time and place, encompassing video footage, images, and sound that chronicle the protests in South Africa under Apartheid, the Palestinian struggle, Greenham Common, the Brixton Riots, and Shirley Chisholm – the first black female U.S Democratic presidential candidate. The accompanying text-based prints utilise and repurpose language adopted from the various excerpts in conjunction with words taken from songs, prose, poetry, and conversations with the artist that bring to the fore hidden or unseen histories.

For more information on the exhibition see Reading International