6857 Days - Sound installation

'6857' is a new sound installation by Whitney McVeigh in which the artist counts the days of her children's lives from birth to 18 years old. McVeigh counts 1-6857, and 1-6671 and offers the viewer to participate in a dedication to her children’s formative years, and more importantly creates a place of communal solace. The work is a haunting and moving account of time that brings the sacred to the ordinary, exploring loss of childhood and the transformations within family relationships. In this second project working with Whitney, I was involved in recording her counting. 

The installation was curated by Holly Knox Yeoman at The Chapel, House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek St, Soho, W1D 4NQ.

Runtime: 4hours 58 minutes | January 21st - February 6th, 2017

Artist: Whitney McVeigh