Saskia Olde Wolbers: Yes, These Eyes are the Windows

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'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows', 2014

An Artangel commission

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'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows', 2014

An Artangel commission

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'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows', 2014

An Artangel commission

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'Yes, these Eyes are the Windows', 2014

An Artangel commission

Did you know that when Vincent Van Gogh worked in London he lived in Brixton? Yup, between 1873 and 1874, the post-impressionist painter resided at 87 Hackford Road, during his time in the capital he also suffered from the first bouts of depression that would plague him for the rest of his life. Since 2012 the house has stood empty, but that’s about to change.

The latest Artangel commission will animate this deteriorated property back to life with an audio installation by Dutch artist Saskia Olde Wolbers, who's created a fictional narrative based on events from the 1970s when the Greater London Council were considering demolition of the area before a postman quashed their plans by uncovering Van Gogh had lodged at the house.

READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST HERE

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