Helen Blackbird Family by Rhubaba published on 2020-08-25T12:29:28Z We are all figments - forms, contrivances and constructions - of our imagination. Rhubaba is delighted to present Figments (2020), a series of memory exchanges produced between Denys Blacker, Helen Collard and Sandra Johnston. Throughout lockdown, they have been corresponding through a series of shared monologues and material figments. These have taken various forms, primarily being audio and text based. With each piece produced, responses are gathered, in turn building on the next layer of content. They listen to one another's' stories; memories back in time, of late, in the present. Through these journeys into one another's' minds and histories, subconscious connections and motifs emerged. Inevitably shaped and influenced by the collective pandemic consciousness, various themes recurred throughout the archives’ growing body. As time slowed down and lives shifted, the collaboration allowed for a virtual intimacy to take shape. Scattered between places - Ireland, Spain and Newcastle; the artists continued to share weekly material with one another. This gradually built up to form a personal archive of memory conversations, histories and reflections. Rhubaba is delighted to share extracts from this archive and present new audio work alongside, compiled from various excerpts of the broader archive.