Friday, 4 July 2014
Review of Sara Davidmann: Ken. To be destroyed at Museum of Liverpool
Sara Davidmann: Ken. To be destroyed
Museum of Liverpool
10 June – 7 July 2014
“Once again for pity’s sake don’t tell anybody.”
A family secret, hidden for a lifetime, and revealed only now, as part of a scrapbook-like exhibition, opened at the Museum of Liverpool during the Un-Straight Museum conference at the start of June.
After her mother was taken into a nursing home, photographer Sara Davidmann was clearing the garage when she came upon two large manila envelopes and a brown paper bag. One of the envelopes was clearly labelled in her mother’s handwriting: “Ken. To be destroyed”.
Ken, or K as Davidmann refers to him now, was her uncle. He had married her mother’s younger sister, Hazel, in 1954, when K was 34 and Hazel 29. They had lived out their married life in Edinburgh, and, after Hazel’s death in 2003, were buried side by side.
But, under the surface, K and Hazel’s marriage hid the family’s great untold secret.
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