Metro is delighted to support German born artist Bettina von Zwehl producing 300 small supergloss prints
for the construction of a frieze created by the artist specifically for the Anna Freud Room at the Freud Museum, London.
‘Make a note of anything…’ is a site-specific installation which von Zwehl created whilst artist in residence at the Freud Museum drawing inspiration from the observational work conducted by Anna Freud and her colleagues at the Hampstead War Nurseries during the trauma of World War II, where they cared for over 200 young children.
Having built an international reputation for her subtle, distinctive photographic portraits Von Zwehl collaborated with the pupils of Holy Trinity Primary School, Hampstead to produce the frieze which features small-scale photographs of the eyes of over 100 children from the school.
The frieze is placed as a continual image running unbroken around the room and from this elevated position of repositions the child into the role of observer, rather than the observed. The intense uncompromising gaze of the children metaphorically ‘bear witness’ to what passes below them, forming a visual response to the life and legacy of Anna Freud.