Centenary Chairs

‘The moment you ask for chairs someone has to decide which chairs.’

– Lindsay Anderson

‘…as I stand here trying to remember my text, for some reason my father is coming in to my mind. Why is that? […] Perhaps I thought about my father because this chair was his. I know it. He sat on it. And so did my grandfather. In fact it’s a chair I know very well because I have used it in several of my shows. It was in a show called The Chairs actually…’

– Theatre de Complicite, Mnemonic, 1999

This series of small installations in some of the theatres in which Jocelyn Herbert worked celebrates the range of her designs, and her insight into the power of the everyday object to evoke a world.