Created during a residency at Chateau de Sacy, France near Paris in 2005. Jennie was inspired by various sets of old scales lying around the property. The scales are The house, residency and organic gardens are run by performance artist Hermine Williams, it has been in her family for generations.
Jennie was resident in France, away from her London home during the 7.7 tube and bus bombings. They led her to think about ideas of a final judgement of our actions, in particular the weighing of the soul against a feather in the ancient Egyptian book of the dead. The figure is a girl balancing on the a practice tight rope set up in the outbuildings in Sacy. The bombings and the scales and various ideas of balance came together in a series of short animations which were shown at the chateau that year.
There is a catalogue available for the exhibition.
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