“The world is presented in a kaleidoscopic flux of impressions which has to be organised by our minds”.– Sapir Whorf
Ellie Summers practise has come from the discovery and exploration of an abandoned village called CARE. This village was home to over 50 residents, all of which had a learning disability and relied on the assistance of care staff to go about their day to day life. After its closure, the village was stripped of its identity but any things were left untouched and standing alone with only the memories of once before clinging to them. It is these memories and the idea of ‘home’ that drives Summers work and she has tried to capture these feelings and recreate them within a gallery environment. Summers aim is to bring the audience into the world in which she discovered and tell the stories of the residents and care staff that once inhabited this empty space.