On until the end of October, this absorbing project is another triumph for Artangel and well worth the trip. Our visit lasted half a day (and that was without hearing the full live reading of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis)
Artists, writers and performers have produced work on the loss of liberty, shown in the cells, corridors and chapel within the prison itself.
The history of Reading prison is also shown; these ID photos of inmates before release were taken as a record in case they re-offended. Note that hands were considered important for identification even before fingerprinting.
More to follow in a later post.