About the show
From Where I’m Standing is Empathy Museums’ new photography and audio installation telling diverse stories from people around the UK as a record of life in 2020. The photographs will now be displayed alongside QR codes to access the audio interviews across the Sceaux Garden Estate.
Presented in collaboration with the NHS and The Health Foundation, From Where I’m Standing is made up of 34 portraits, each accompanied by an audio story and a photograph of an object that reflects the time period for the individual. Spanning the length of the country from Truro to Harrogate, the stories include nurses and doctors, an Imam working in the Nightingale, an undertaker, a Rapper, the Director of Longterm Planning for the NHS, checkout staff and a care home entertainer who secured the job to see her dad. Intended to create a museum archive of the period – recording in real time what will become a key historical period of the 21st century, it looks at what the pandemic has to teach us about empathy as well as exploring resilience, wellbeing, interdependence and what sustains us during challenging times.
Thursday 1st July – Wednesday 18th August 2021
Launch event Thursday 1st July 6pm – 8:30pm
Outdoor exhibition is displayed across the Sceaux Garden Estate, Peckham beginning on Havil Street near the Theatre Peckham entrance.
Empathy Museum create immersive projects that help audiences to look at the world through other people’s eyes. Their work is built around the model of an alternative High Street, where each project takes the form of a shop where visitors are invited for a human interaction rather than a consumer experience. So far they have created a shoe shop – the award-winning A Mile in My Shoes (AMIMS) which had 50,000 visitors – and a crowd- sourced library – 1001 Books. From Where I’m Standing continues the journey along the High Street taking up residence in South London, where Empathy Museum is based, as an estate agents.
View From Where I’m Standing online here: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com/