In Silence: Dennis Severs House

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Dennis Severs was an artist (1948-1999) who used his house like a book, in which each room is a different chapter in a historical novel, from Hugenot times to Victorian London. Visitors travel in silence through the rooms of the house, which Dennis individually created as ‘still life dramas’. Each room gives the impression that the inhabitants have just left it.

Bakker met Severs several times in the 1990s and over the last few years has been the in-house photographer, working closely with curator David Milne.

A photograph of the dining room at Dennis Severs House is included in The Marvels by Brian Selznick (Scholastic Press, 2015).

www.dennissevershouse.co.uk

Watch the Christmas installation video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB2GZWJWSsI

 

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker Christmas

David Milne Dennis Severs House

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

  Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker

Dennis Severs House Roelof Bakker