Juliet Middleton-Batts

Installation: Gendered Archive



My great-grandmother had 17 children, the second eldest being my grandfather. They shared the same initials and the initialled suitcase belonged to my grandfather and was passed down to my mother and then on to me.

Upon opening the case, I found a little key and the attached label was hand written by my grandmother and read 'smaller of the two brown cases'. I recognised her hand writing immediately and the label reminded me of her, with her correctness and attention to detail.

'Lineage' (HD video) formed part of the Plymouth Art Weekender 2016 - 'Being Human', Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard and Exeter Art Week in May 2017 at 45 Preston Street (formerly Spacex).