WINGS OF DESIRE
Brontë Parsonage Museum - an installation and film for Emily Brontë bicentenary 2018
The Brontë Parsonage Museum has commissioned Kate Whiteford to create an installation and exhibition in the museum for Spring 2018, part of BRONTË 200 celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë.
The starting point for this new body of work is the fact that Emily Brontë owned a Merlin hawk, called Nero, and all the associated ideas of flight, hunting, cruelty, entrapment and escape gives another insight into Emily Brontë's writing. This is a new and unexplored dimension to the Brontë story, one that aims to create an immersive, poetic film that invites another way of thinking about Emily Brontë.
Kate has worked extensively with the idea of the 'bird's eye view' in previous projects, often with reference to archaeology and hidden signs in the landscape revealed by remote sensing - especially aerial photography.