Oona Grimes
ha_hg   2006
etching and collage, 76 x 117cm
ha_hg #1&2
ha_hg #3&4

's.o.s.' [spirits of salts] mirrors the form of the Penny Dreadful, incorporating fragments of Chaplin's films. The work represents the essence of silent film while refusing to construct a narrative. This playful subversion of narrative continues with 'ha_hg'. I culled personal recollections from the Hackney Archives & Hackney Gazette-local news stories which range from the banal to the sublime.