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PUNCTUM

PAST AND FUTURE PACT

Idea for a monument to Unknown Workers (Women Shipbuilding)
Idea for a monument to Unknown Workers (Women Shipbuilding)
Idea for a monument to Unknown Workers (Women Shipbuilding)
Idea for a monument to Unknown Workers (Women Shipbuilding)
Workers decorate Pyrex at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1975. Names unknown.
Worker handles Pyrex glass tubes at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1966. Name unknow
Worker at Plessey telecommunications plant, Sunderland, demonstrates an automatic screwdriver to Sir
Worker at Plessey telecommunications plant, speaks to Sir
Installation view, ACCESS at University of Sunderland, Priestman Building
Installation view, ACCESS at University of Sunderland, Priestman Building
Installation view, ACCESS at University of Sunderland, Priestman Building
Holding On, Letting Go
Women shipbuilding, Austin & Pickersgill, Sunderland. About 1939-1945. Names unknown.
Wearmouth Colliery headlines
Luxdon Laundry headlines
Bloody Telephone
Bloody Telephone
Telephone wires (Maquette for a future monument)
Telephone wires (Maquette for a future monument)
Dead canary on tin of beans
Welding glove, Oven glove
Mouthpiece
Pyrex workers on strike, 21 July 1975. Names unknown
Workers decorate Pyrex at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1975. Names unknown. (Orang
Workers decorate Pyrex at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1975. Names unknown. (Blue)
Worker handles Pyrex glass tubes at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1966. Name unknow
Worker handles Pyrex glass tubes at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1966. Name unknow
Worker handles Pyrex glass tubes at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1966. Name unknow
Worker handles Pyrex glass tubes at James A. Jobling and Co., Sunderland, 21 April 1966. Name unknow
National Galvanizers Limited (Unofficial)
National Galvanizers Limited (Unofficial), mustard
Shipyard workers, 1939-1945
Workers decorate Pyrex
Holding On (in work overalls)
Letting Go (in work overalls)
Holding On, Letting Go

WORKS (2023-24)

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PROCESS

Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Luxdon Laundry
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
Wearmouth Colliery
National Galvanizers Limited
National Galvanizers Limited
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Nissan Factory

RESEARCH

Past and Future Pact has been developed from an Artist-in-Residence fellowship with DePOT (Deindustrialization and the Politics of Our Time) from 2023-2024. The project connects with residents and the place of Sunderland, UK, exploring identity, more than 30 years since heavy industry closures. Working with community participants and members of my own family, I recorded perspectives of differently marginalised gendered experiences of care and work in the family home and paid employment. Recently announced government and cultural investments means that the city is now potentially on the precipice of transformation, with the chance to regenerate like many other post-industrial cities in the global north. It therefore feels like a vital moment to take stock of the effects of its deindustrialization – to capture where it is now and consider the possibilities of what it could become.

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