The Georgian terraced house in Brixton where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1873 to 1874 has stood vacant since 2012. Its last residents moved there in 1950, and in the 1970s played host to the media circus prompted by a local postman’s assertion that the 19-year-old gallery clerk Van Gogh had lodged in the house.
Artist Saskia Olde Wolbers’ audio installation is led by her own fictional narrative set in the 1970s when the area was being considered for demolition by the Greater London Council, but due to Van Gogh’s fleeting period of residence was saved.
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