Artist Cornelia Parker Sound recordist Chris Watson and myself are 2014 fellows for Foundling Museum’s 10th Anniversary Year. Past fellows include Grayson Perry and Jeremy Deller. The anniversary coincides with 250th anniversary of the death of William Hogarth, whose donation of paintings to the Hospital laid the foundations of the collection. My first work at Foundling Museum in cental London is “Superman was a Foundling” and it launches at a private view on June 24th between 6 to 8pm.
In Superman Was A Foundling one question I ask is why. Why don’t we see fostered adopted or orphaned characters of popular culture, from Romulus and Remus to Harry Potter, and their connection to young people in care who are also fostered adopted or orphaned? Vice versa. I will be speaking about this at the launch. There’s only space for fifty. Come.