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When it comes to changing perceptions, artist Heather Morison, whose work with Ivan Morison is strongly located in narrative, argues for the importance of story telling in a new interview on the RSA Arts & Ecology Centre website:

When it comes to changing perceptions, artist Heather Morison, whose work with Ivan Morison is strongly located in narrative, argues for the importance of story telling in a new interview on the RSA Arts & Ecology Centre website:

One of the things which I find really fascinating is how when you want to tell people about things the best way is through storytelling. Because stories always stick and they move through generations, whereas a lot of information we are getting at the moment about what might happen to us in the future and things you ought to do, it is just information. It just goes in one ear and out the other a lot. Unless it is made easy for you to do things then you don’t really bother. But if you hear a story it can enchant you and you can also tell it to someone else as well. It is very powerful it is part of our folk history really isn’t it? And I think we have really lost it in western culture — we have lost our history in that way, you know, and so stories don’t get told so often.

Heather and Ivan Morison's I Am So Sorry. Goodbye. (Escape Vehicle No. 4) (2008) will be featured in Radical Nature, opening at the Barbican Centre on June 19.

Read the Heather Morison interivew.

Photo: Tales of Space and Time by Heather and Ivan Morison, Folkestone 2008

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