I received the first feedback on SALANDER my installation at The Roundhouse which opened to the public yesterday. I asked if I could share and the author gave permission. Salander has sold out until 1st Dec. The picture on the left is first thing you see in Salander and the picture below is the last. Here is the comment which was written to a few friends via email by Carol Green.
“This evening I went to see Lemn Sissay’s, The Simple Things in Life; Salander at The Roundhouse, in Chalk Farm. This was a very emotional experience, reading the work of young people from the care system. I wanted to weep as I stumbled around the Shed listening to beautiful music reading these poems that were full of pain and strength. I felt overwhelmed by my feelings and disorientated in the dark which I imagine is how children who are abandoned feel.