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Post 80: Hendrix in Deptford

You will remember from a previous post (Post 69: Art from adversity) that the artist Maya Ramsay created some artworks using the walls of Jimi Hendrix’s flat. Whilst we were keen to point out that the woodchip wallpaper, along with the red carpet, were evocations of what it was like in the 60s and were fitted during the restoration of Handel House in the late 90s, Maya was still keen on exploring the fabric and character of the building for a forthcoming exhibition.

I went to see the exhibition Passage of Time at the APT Gallery in Deptford. It was great to see Maya’s work on display along with two other artists, Fritz Duffy and Iain Herdman who all explored the details from objects that we take for granted: walls in various states of degradation and discarded packaging.

As a musician in a former life, it was great to take the time to look at the beautiful scores she created by rubbing pencil over the textured walls. They looked like real musical notes and phrases so it was great imagining what it would sound like. Our former Composer-in-Residence Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian will be performing these ‘works’ on Sunday 22 February at the gallery and I’d be intrigued to find out how it will sound and whether a few Hendrix riffs lift off the pages…

The Art in Perpetuity Trust Gallery in Deptford

The Art in Perpetuity Trust Gallery in Deptford

The results from the wall rubbings in the Hendrix Flat with the wood chip markings looking like musical notation

The results from the wall rubbings in the Hendrix Flat with the woodchip markings looking like musical notation

Detail of the woodchip manuscript score

Detail of the woodchip manuscript score

Other works by Maya Ramsay on display

Other works by Maya Ramsay on display

This is another work by Maya of a wall detail lifted from Bletchley Park

This is another work by Maya of a wall detail lifted from Bletchley Park

Enthusiasm level: fascinated
Progress: expanding my mind
Quote: “How do you get to Deptford?”

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