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a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing.
something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.


Collaboration with photographer Mary Morgan.

Medium format.

“The strength of the palimpsest is its shared ownership: the inter-twining of past and present, the blurring of stories. Layers of narrative create a multitude of histories, each imbued with traces of the last. The object is permeated with its array of histories, competing for prominence. Palimpsest presents a group of artists whose work does not just allow a multiplicity of narrative, but actively seeks it.  Just as ownership of a palimpsest is shared between its past and present, the works allow viewers to project their own histories to develop a personal relationship with the works.’’

Curated by Peter Richards, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 2014