Reveals is a site specific installation at Conway Hall, London.
It will be open for visitors in December 2019.
My father Reg Marks was a Japanese prisoner of war
reveals is an installation in response to his experiences building the Burma Railway
walking through the corridor powers the train
through the train windows are:
glimpses of my father’s life before and after his captivity, his wartime diary,
messages from the family he left behind and the Japanese figures he carried home
the texts are from his beloved mother Dobie and my mother Bina Korngold, a refugee from Vienna
giving him news about their little daughter Gita
the Japanese figures
have been a constant throughout my life, they are significant to me
“memories of people, and other times” my father’s words
they remind me of my family known and unknown and whoever made these dolls which at different times we both have touched
the installation also documents Reg's wartime friendship with Mr Rikitaki and the kindness that can be experienced
regardless of difference.
Elizabeth Marks for the photo album and the documents that made this installation possible
25 Red Lion Square | London | WC1R 4RL
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00 - 23:00, Sun: 9:00 - 22:30
Barbara Marks: firstname.lastname@example.org