Live with it
30 Northern artists and designers have been invited to co-create an imagined home environment to explore the idea of the home as an artistic practice.
“Somewhere between an expanded still life and a stage set-an invitation to participate in an imagined occupancy. A mise-en-scene.” Kirsty Bell, The Artist’s House.
Facilitated by artists Jane Fairhurst and Nan Collantine, who have handed over the installation process to the artists themselves. ‘Live with it’ will begin with a series of unseen performative elements, starting with the activation of the space with sculptures by Kat Button and Jane Fairhurst.
Viewers will be invited to enter the created space to experience the imagined environment that mimics the ‘artists house’.
‘Live with it’ will also include events and activities that will investigate home as a place of creative endeavour, observe and discuss the practice of collecting and arranging, and explore how domestic labour and caring can be reframed as valuable creative capital.
The exhibition will evolve as art and all objects in the exhibition are available to buy – taken away as you would in a shop. Sold objects and artworks will be replenished on a weekly basis and different artists will be invited to place work within the installation.