Johannah Latchem’s work addresses themes of law, punishment and power. They intervene in the material culture of the courthouse to establish new rituals. Her art installations are sometimes installed in courtrooms and critique the symbolic materiality of law’s historical artefacts. Latchem creates new legal objects and explores their performative role in courtroom rituals, exposing new ways to convey revised messages to the public.
Johannah and myself have worked on various past projects together. In “No Whole Truths” I was technical sound assistant. The work is currently installed at Vane Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, until 27th July 2019.: http://vane.org.uk/exhibitions/no-whole-truths