Artist Tom de Freston has long had an obsession with Gericault's painting The Raft of the Medusa, and the troubling story behind its creation, a 19th-century tragedy in which 150 people were drowned on a raft lost in a stormy sea. In Wreck – a work that combines personal memoir with art history – he combines the story of the raft with his own experience of making an artwork with Ali, a Syrian writer blinded by a bombing, in the process asking questions about how we might translate violence, fear and trauma into art. He is in conversation with Andy Miller.
Andy Miller is a reader, author and editor of books. He is one of the presenters of Backlisted Podcast and he lives in Whitstable.
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