The Memory Library

 

Look, listen and immerse yourself in the memories and stories of the London Borough of Hounslow community. In autumn 2019, Marie Klimis interviewed 12 Hounslow residents to collect their reflections on the area.

 

Each audio section below corresponds to a drawer of the installation. The installation is currently available at Heston Library and will tour to several Hounslow libraries throughout 2020

More info about the project here

3 - Jacek
00:00 / 01:51
5 - Mukesh
00:00 / 02:49
7 - Niina
00:00 / 02:03
9 - David
00:00 / 02:42
11 - Farah
00:00 / 01:21
4 - Paul
00:00 / 02:09
6 - Nick
00:00 / 03:00
8 - Madina
00:00 / 01:51
10 - Bushra
00:00 / 01:49
12 - Malwina
00:00 / 01:12
1 - Kiki
00:00 / 01:53
2 - Angela
00:00 / 02:04

People

Places

14 - A first kiss by the river
00:00 / 00:33
15 - By the duck pond
00:00 / 01:21
16 - Travelling in time
00:00 / 00:53
17 - Of old cars and young trees
00:00 / 00:37
13 - Drinking with Henry VIII
00:00 / 01:24

Spirituality

19 - Eating in an Indian temple
00:00 / 01:21
20 - Feltham is my church
00:00 / 01:07
21 - A very ancient tree
00:00 / 00:32
18 - Friends of faith
00:00 / 02:04

Diversity

23 - The United Nations in a car park
00:00 / 01:11
24 - A mirror photo frame
00:00 / 01:31
26 - Pubs and churches
00:00 / 01:44
25 - Stronger communities
00:00 / 00:45
27 - See the world with a wider focus
00:00 / 01:28
22 - Living in paradise
00:00 / 00:52

Traditions

29 - Looking for the moon
00:00 / 01:43
30 - Easter bunnies
00:00 / 01:26
32 - Other people's traditions
00:00 / 01:31
31 - Cooking and sharing
00:00 / 00:46
33 - Don't shoot the airplanes
00:00 / 01:45
28 - Santa with a sun tan
00:00 / 01:29

New generations 

35 - Home at the hospital
00:00 / 01:05
36 - Britain tomorrow
00:00 / 00:50
34 - The Hounslow child
00:00 / 00:45

Society

38 - A job for life
00:00 / 02:39
39 - Children in the streets
00:00 / 02:15
41 - Lost in bureaucracy
00:00 / 01:09
40 - Smoke and mirrors
00:00 / 00:30
42 - The smell of burning
00:00 / 02:06
37 - Hitler as Guy Fawkes
00:00 / 01:36

The Memory Library is funded by the Arts Council England, and supported by Creative People and Places Hounslow’s Visual Arts Programme.