Oona Grimes
s.o.s.   2005
etching and collage
s.o.s. #3&4 , 76 x 117cm
s.o.s. #9&10, 120 x 186cm
s.o.s. #11&12, 120 x 186cm

'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.