To be forever known

16 April – 8 July 2011

To be forever known was a sound installation by Catherine Bertola for the dining room. Using scientific methods of revealing the resonant harmonies of architectural spaces, Catherine Bertola sought to capture the sounds of the Parsonage. The artist read aloud extracts from Charlotte Brontë’s letters into the room, and using a process of recording and re-recording into the space, the words became unintelligible whispers and the resonances of the room were revealed.

Residual hauntings was a series of photographs of the artist ‘performing’ domestic rituals and actions carried out by the Bronte sisters in written records. The simple ghostly vignettes reanimate the spaces of the Parsonage as they once were.

Images courtesy the artist and Workplace Gallery. Photo credit: Simon Warner