Stuart Brisley’s Crossings

12 February–5 April 2008

Stuart Brisley‘s new exhibition Crossings at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton offers a compelling account of two tragedies: the sinking of two famous 20th-century ships, the RMS Titanic and the MV Estonia. In the sound installation Touching Black Ice, Brisley explores the legacy of the Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage after leaving Southampton in 1912. His new film Estonia retraces the story of the sinking of the ferry in the Baltic in 1994 and “combines the dread of the event with the strangeness of revisiting a site of disaster”.