Svitlana Gunning
svitlana@christopher-gunning.co.uk


Secret Garden
Secret Garden was created by Svitlana as a response to Garden Museum project. Svitlana thinks of her piece as of a virtual garden which you can see through the window in the wall. The history behind the building is fascinating and the building itself is very beautiful and full of history but it was the garden she was attracted too. Her initial idea was a big glass panel on the brick wall of the garden in a frame in the shape of a gothic arch that would look like the gate to the virtual garden. The glass panel would be the virtual garden. She also wanted the piece to interact with the garden and this could be achieved by inserting a piece of a mirror into the panel, which would reflect the garden path. The mirror would replace the path in the image on the wall so a passer-by could see himself reflected in the mirror on the path of the virtual garden. The image you are looking at is a test sample – a smaller version of the virtual garden in the shape of a window.



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“Artists’ Monologues”, Piece 1 “Symphony by Gunning”

This piece is the first in a series of four Svitlana is now making. Having artistic ambitions herself, Svitlana has always been intrigued by other artists; what inspires them and how they find an unique voice, whether it be visual, musical or expressed in any other way. It isn’t surprising that the first subject for her research was her husband, composer Christopher Gunning. She followed the creator to the top of Pen-y-Van, which you can see in the background of the piece, both of them finding their own inspirations silently - very often she was asked not to talk so as not to interfere with his music. She wanted the piece to be poetic and “float” like music - and to engender memories of Christopher’s musical works and the inspirations for them.
Monologue
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Technical experiments.
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