Lexi Strauss
Excerpt from '1000 Foundlings Find Their Mothers'
2015
Animated installation with paintings, music and dialogue
‘1000 Foundlings Find their Mothers’, was a well documented, influential, post-industrial, pre-enlightenment movement led by scores of the socially abandoned who took laughter as their mother. A popular charter presented to the house was later dismissed on the grounds that no concrete evidence yet existed for the movement's social efficiency.

Various paintings in this installation become ventriloquised through light projections, singing and telling stories extracted from interview and script.