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Ursula Mayer
Vita's Garden

Ursula Mayer will explore notions of selfhood and inheritance through the legacy of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf. Travelling through sites both temporal and physical, the artist will lead a journey; from the authors’ private homes Monk’s House, Lewes, and Sissinghurst, Kent, to Sackville-West’s ancestral home at Knole, Sevenoaks, from which she was disinherited on the basis of her sex. This journey will be framed by a soundwork, which will be broadcast live on public radio on Sunday 7th April. Details of time and frequency will be announced on Friday 5 April – please sign up to our mailing list for further updates:

Ursula Mayer uses the medium of film to investigate the language of cinema, and experiments with structures and narratives to question how conventional imagery is constructed. She completed her MA at Goldsmiths College in 2005 in London and was awarded the Otto Mauer Preis in 2007. Upcoming shows include The Black Moon in Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the Ursula Blickle Stiftung in Germany. Her recent solo shows include: Performa11, New York; Prospectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstverein Hamburg; ICA, London and Whitechapel Gallery, London. Recent group shows include: 11th Baltic Triennial at CAC Vilnius; Sculpture Centre, New York; Bonnier Kunsthalle, Stockholm; MoMA PS1, New York and Kunsthalle Basel.

Vita's Garden is commissioned as part of JERUSALEM. Chapter III is kindly supported by The Elephant Trust.


Taking the form of collective journeys, JERUSALEM is an ongoing project that commissions artists to make work informed by, housed within or seeking alliance with selected architectural sites across the UK. The third chapter of JERUSALEM takes place from 6 to 7 April, 2013. Participating artists are: Becky Beasley, Simon Martin and Ursula Mayer.