Terri Phillips Artist Talk


Terri Phillips will be giving an artist talk at AMUM (Art Museum of the University of Memphis) on November 30th at noon Central Time. This is an opportunity to visit Phillip's ArtLab installation and hear her speak about her work! This is sure to be an educational way to spend Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The talk will begin promptly at noon, and so please arrive a little early (The Museum opens daily, Monday - Saturday, at 9am.) Terri Phillips will be at the Museum from 11:30am until 2:00pm.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Taking the title from Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel, this installation of sculpture and sound is based on a combination of Jackson's narrative and Phillips own experience returning home after many years away. Some materials are objects from her childhood home and others are from the local area. The Iron Maiden sculpture is made from a plant called Arkansas Toothpick found in Shelby Farms. The soundtrack is composed from pieces recorded in Memphis in 2012-2013. The work addresses isolation, family relationships, histories and secrets, and the ties that bind.

–Terri Phillips

"I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had." -Shirley Jackson

Learn more here.

Event contact: jnmiller@memphis.edu or directly message AMUM through Facebook.

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