Waterboys musician Steve Wickham chronicles the story of his much loved but ill-fated Geronimo Grandini violin.
This is a piece about loss. The loss of Steve’s beloved violin in an installation with bespoke film and a composed lament. The main body of the exhibition is housed within a kitchen table – where we sit, play music and perhaps wake our dead. Inside the table lay the fragments of Geronimo, Steve’s violin of some 25 years. He has included two lino cut prints and one drawing, there are also a couple of letters from the airline responsible for the destruction of this incredible violin. In parallel, Geronimo the Apache makes an appearance; we are familiar with his name as the war cry as we leapt into the unknown as fearless children. The soulful “Lament” composed by Steve, accompanies a film concealed within the table itself.
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