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  • Performing at Housework/Artwork, part of Art Licks Weekend 2017

    I will be performing a new piece, Acts of Evocation: Re-Writing Skin and Hair 2017, at the show, Housework/Artwork, curated by Sarah Gillham, Mindy Lee, Catherine Morland, part of Art Licks Weekend 2017.

    Acts of Evocation: Re-Writing Skin and Hair 2017

    In the bathroom, I will be bathing with an old parchment indenture, a legal document where land or property is bound to bodies, washing away its past. Then sewing lengths of my hair into the surface, I will re-inscribe the tissue with new texts, conjuring the special powers of hair to summon the cutis, or living skin, from the pellis, the dead, flayed hide.

    The performances will be from during the opening night, Thursday 28 September, 6-9pm and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 2-4pm.

    Opening times of the exhibition: Thursday 28 September, 6-9pm Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October, 12-6pm.

    Housework/Artwork is at Number 13, 13 Cambrian Close, York Hill, SE27 0BS

    Reproductive labour (work performed within the domestic sphere to sustain a household; cleaning, cooking, childcare, raising the next generation, and looking after the elderly) is the starting point for this exhibition. Housework is time consuming, uncompensated and not generally recognised as work. Repetitive and endless it can be viewed as an obstacle to creativity. Politically speaking it can be seen in a similar way to artistic work: neither is economically valued and both remain outside the social framework of value-labour. For this exhibition artists were asked to respond to the theme of Housework/Artwork. The everyday material reality of reproductive labour will be presented and exhibited as art. Throughout the weekend there will be demonstrations, performances, and hands on workshops. Curated by artists Sarah Gillham, Mindy Lee, and Catherine Morland, the aim is to create a space for art and social engagement within the domestic sphere of a South East London home.

    Artists:

    Sarah Gillham, Carl Gent, Sigrid Holmwood, Fritha Jenkins, Mindy Lee, Catherine Morland, Paul Vivian, Paul Hazelton, Tom Walker, Amanda Couch

    Curators:

    Sarah Gillham, Mindy Lee, Catherine Morland

    http://artlicksweekend.com/2017/events/housework-artwork/

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