Tortworth Court Hotel

Memory Theatre
Inspired by this grade II* listed Victorian country house’s restless history, and considering the contemporary hotel as a place where memories are made, Double Decker formulated the concept of ‘Memory Theatre’ for the Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel in Gloucestershire. Our curatorial vision was staged through a set of artworks and design pieces that are interleaved with the historic fabric of the building, creating a dialogue between the past and the now.

The Tortworth Court Hotel was a collaboration with DeSallesFlint.

The four artists exhibiting brought a variety of ages, nationalities and styles to the interdisciplinary collection of works exhibited.

Lamprini Zachopoulou, a Greek illustrator and pattern designer based in Paris, investigated the notion of transition within the ‘Memory Theatre’ concept, by utilising the circulating space of the corridor to convey the idea of time’s continual flux.

James Trimmer, a fine artist from London examined the sexual side of the Victorian period in a deviant and light-hearted way through the imagery of playing cards.

Danish illustrator and graphic designer Marie Flensborg focused on the narrative of two imaginary past visitors, investing them with dream-like and ethereal qualities.

In addition, renowned photographer Michael James O’Brien brought his re-conceptualisation of the traditional still life to the Tortworth Court Hotel in a set of site-specific prints. His work highlighted ambiguities in the objects and scenarios of this apparently familiar genre.

Tortworth Court Hotel

Tortworth Court Hotel

Lamprini Zachopoulou

Lamprini Zachopoulou

Lamprini Zachopoulou

Lamprini Zachopoulou

Michael James O’Brien

Michael James O’Brien

Michael James O’Brien

Michael James O’Brien

Michael James O’Brien

Michael James O’Brien

Marie Flensburg

Marie Flensburg

Marie Flensburg

Marie Flensburg

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

James Trimmer

Tortworth Court Hotel exterior

Tortworth Court Hotel exterior

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