'Our Space' & 'Living Space'
Our Space was a 2016 exhibition that I curated for The Edwardian Cloakrooms Bristol, as part of a week-long residency given by Bristol City Council.
The pieces included all reflected the theme of 'space' and the different ways we use it, which worked well within the repurposed space of the Edwardian Cloakrooms. For this, I used the titled white walls to create removable marker illustrations of life-sized household items. Within this setting, we then installed pre-existing artworks around the same theme, as well as including a performance of Basic Space each day.
Works featured included First Line Theatre, James Mccoll and myself.
Living Space was a 2016/2017 durational live performance/interactive installation for Hijacked Festival 2016.
I was invited to create a live installation for the Exeter based festival set against the 2016 theme: space.
A collaborative project utilising the performative skills of First Line Theatre, the installation explored our relationships with the space, our living space and the connections that we create with and within it.
The installation itself took the form of a 'living room', which was constructed against the backdrop of the natural surrounding of the Double Locks festival site, using trees and bushes to hand lampshades and pictures for a natural/constructed juxtaposition.
We then spent the day at the festival in our handmade replica space suits, interacting with both our surroundings, as well as festival goers. Playing board games and doing some walk-about for photo opportunities.
We also took the installation to Poltimore Festival 2016 & 2017 as well as performing Basic Space in and around the beautiful setting of Poltimore House.