‘Take an exact account of the public treasure.’
This call to action in 1647, as part of the revolutionary Putney Debates after the English Civil War, prompts a timely question: What do we, the Public, treasure? This installation of video, banners, posters and other printed matter searches the locality, past and present for answers.
The Public Treasure might include the wealth of human qualities such as creativity, critical thinking, cooperation, repair and many more ... to be encountered anywhere and everywhere. The symbols mark these enduring qualities.
At St Mary’s, the larger installation is presented in The Arch under Putney Bridge, with additional work in Putney Pantry.
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