Catriona Grant

The Examination Room

About this artwork

Here Grant looks at an abandoned hospital: constructing a tender and poignant vision of the emotional histories the building contained. Cleared of accumulated clutter, the hospital is restored to a more reasonable – even elegant – space, in which people might again take priority. Using the empty rooms as a physical frame and as a private theatre that we can look into through open doors, she has placed the figures of naked women. By using a double exposure, she has given the women a transparency – a suggestion of gradual disappearance, a dying echo or a faltering memory. The people have left, and the building is bereft of its purpose. But that purpose and those poignant experiences are still contained within its walls.

Catriona Grant

Catriona Grant