Shock and Awe: Works Curated by Elizabeth Turrell
Observe, 2014, steel, enamel, and paper
Helen Carnac uses the concept of silence as an act of remembrance for the focus of her work, which incorporates found objects. Observing a period of silence to commemorate those who have died in conflict has become a traditional public act of respect. The Times newspaper first referenced observing silence on 7 November 1919, almost a year after the end of the First World War.